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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEETINGS 

1989 MINUTES 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



•i COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 
^COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS 

• COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT 

• COMMITTEE ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

COMMITTEE/BOARD MEETINGS 

1989 MINUTES 



•BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

1. February 1, 1989 

2. April 5, 1989 

3. June 7, 1989 

4. August 2, 1989 

5. October 4 , 1989 

6. November 9, 1989 

7. December 6, 1989 

•EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

1. January 25, 1989 

2. March 22, 1989 

3. May 18, 1989 

4. August 1,1989 

5. October 3, 1989 

6. December 5, 1989 

•COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE 

1. January 31, 1989 

2. April 4, 1989 

3. May 18, 1989 

4. June 7, 1989 

5. August 1,1989 

6. October 3, 1989 

7. November 9, 1989 

8. December 5, 1989 

•COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

1. January 11, 1989 

2. March 8, 1989 

3. May 9, 1989 

4. August 1,1989 

5. October 3, 1989 

6. December 5, 1989 

•COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT 

1. May 4, 1989 

2. July 5, 1989 

3. October 3, 1989 

4. December 5, 1989 



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•COMMITTEE ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 



1. October 3, 1989 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, February 1, 1989? 2:00 p.m. 

Chancellor's Conference Room 

Robert H. Quinn Administration Building 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff: Chair Oakes; Trustees 
Baker, Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, Doherty, Haynes, Huang, 
Knowles, Kruczek, McBay, Orefice, Reed, Walker; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administration Secretary, Ms. Warner, Deputy 
Secretary 

Trustees Absent: Trustees Foley, Huguenin, Mahoney, 
Teixeira, Zervas 

University Administration: President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Lenhardt and Smith; Assistant Vice 
President Napora, Associate Vice President Willits; 
General Counsel Searson; Mr. Cusker, Executive 
Assistant to the President 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor Kinney, 
Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, 
Faculty Representative 

UM /Wo re ester : Chancellor Laster 

Chair Oakes called the meeting to order at 2:05 
p.m. The first item on the agenda was Consideration 
of the Minutes of the December 7, 1933 and December 
13, 1938 meetings of the Board . Without discussion, 
it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the December 7, 
1933 and December 13, 1933 meetings of the 

Board of Trustees. 

Chair Oakes announced that he greeted with 
enthusiasm the appointment of Paul Tsongas as Chair of 
the 3oard of Regents. His outlook toward higher 
education gives the 3oard of Trustees an excellent 
opportunity to participate in a process that makes the 
University truly great. 

The Board then hear3 reports from the President 
and the Chancellors. 



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President Knapp presented an analysis of the 
Governor's House I budget recommendations for FY '90. 
Higher Education has been allocated an increase of 
5.0%, while the overall total increase average is 
8.7%. There is essentially a $31.2 million dollar 
increase for the institutions of higher education over 
FY 1939, which represents: $11 million in salary 
increases, $10 million for the 53rd payweek, $5 
million for inflation, annualizat ions and mandatory 
considerations, $4 million for base adjustments, and 
$1.2 million for the fuel reserve at Boston. He 
referred to it as a stand still budget. He reported 
that the Commission on the Future of the University 
was expecting to release its final report at the end 
of the month. 

Fifteen Russian students will arrive March 2nd, 
spending three weeks at Amherst and two days at 
Boston, and the Rector of the Leningrad Polytechnic 
Institute is expected March 12th. In conclusion, 
President Knapp announced that Billie Willits, 
Associate Vice President for Human Resources will be 
leaving the University in March to accept an 
appointment at the Pennsylvania State University. He 
commended her on her achievements and the development 
of an excellent Human Resources System. 

Chancellor Duffey reported that alumni 
legislators, will attend a general orientation of the 
campus, meeting with faculty, staff and students. He 
announced that the University would honor a 3ritish 
theorist and philosopher, Stuart Hall, a Jamaican born 
writer, associated with the open University of Great 
Britain on February 27th at a special convocation; and 
that Associate Professor of Journalism, Madeline 
31aine, who won the Pulitzer prize in 1980, has been 
named to this year's Pulitzer Prize jury. 

Chancellor Penney reported for the Boston campus 
that Joim Farrington had been appointed the John F. 
Kennedy scholar for 1989, and Visiting Professor at 
the John Mccormick Institute for Public Affairs. She 
announced that Fullbright scholarships were awarded to 
two faculty: Professor Joseph Cooney, founding 
director of the Environmental Sciences program to 
conduct research on genetic probes at University 
College, Galway, Ireland, and Professor Arthur 
Goldsmith, College of Management, who will do research 
on the agricultural capability in India. Phase I of 
the Harbor Campus renovation plan is nearing final 
completion, providing office space for the College of 
Education, Physical Education and the Joiner Center. 
Phase II, to provide additional space, has been placed 
on hold by DCPO. Unfortunately, the leaking roof is 

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half fixed and held up with tires. Among recent 
awards received she cited, Professor James Brennan in 
Psychology has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the 
Deafness Foundation's research program. Dr. Mary 
Ellen Colten, Center for Survey Research has received 
a contract for $54,000 from the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Welfare to survey employment 
training programs. Dr. Theresa Mortimer has received 
a $22,000 grant from the Department of Education for a 
Leadership project. Dean of the Graduate School, Fuad 
Safwat, has received a year three of a Title III grant 
of $145,000. Professor Gary Siperstein, College of 
Public and Community Service, has received three 
grants for his research on the social acceptability of 
mentally retarded children, in the amounts of 
$196,000, $50,000, and $11,000. 

Chancellor Laster reported that Dr. Menon from 
Urology and Dr. Fiddian-Green from Surgery continue to 
a use a new device to dissolve gall stones and 
obliterate the need for surgery. Dr. Stephan Huang, 
Department of Medicine has pioneered the use of a 
device that uses radio frequency to determine the 
irregularity of the heart beat. The Diabetes and 
Endocrinology Research Center received a $2.75 million 
renewal grant from the NIH to look into the causes and 
treatment of human diabetes. Dr. John Sullivan of the 
Pediatrics Department is working on the molecular 
biology of the AIDS virus, particularly in children 
with hemophilia who because of multiple blood 
transfusions are victims of this disease. He 
received a $1.5 million dollar grant to study the 
progress of the disease in these children. A grant 
of $1.6 million collars over five years to study the 
thyroid gland and thyroid disease was given to Dr. 
Braverman, Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism. 
Dr. Frederick Fay received a one million dollar grant 
over a three year period, to further develop the 
digital imaging microscope. 

Chair Oakes remarked that the activities that take 
place on the campuses ultimately will mean significant 
economic activity to the State of Massachusetts, and 
that investments in these institutions should be made 
in order to attract grants which contribute, not only 
to the research activities, but to the future 
economics of the State. 

Trustee McBay presented the Academic and Student 
Affairs Committee recommendations. The first item was 
Awards with Tenure - UM/Amherst and UM /Worcester . 
After discussion, it was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To concur with the President in the 

appointment with tenure of the following 
* individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Rodney K. Murphy as Professor of Zoology 

J. Mohan Rao as Associate Professor of 

Economics 

Julian F. Tyson as Professor of Chemistry 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: 

Kenneth L. Noller as Professor of 
Obstetrics and Gynecology 
(Doc. TS9-003) 

The next item was Award of Tenure UM/Worcester . 
After discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the award 
of tenure to the following individuals at 
the University of Massachusetts Medical 
School : 

Robert J. Goldberg as Associate Professor 
of Medicine 

Joel M. Gore as Professor of Medicine 
Janet M. Stavmezer as Associate Professor 
of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 
(Doc. T89-005) 

The next item was Transfer of Tenure . After 
discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 
transfer of tenure of Professors 
Castellano Turner and 3arbara Turner from 
the Amherst campus to the Boston Campus. 
(Doc. TB9-002) 

The next item was a Name Change - Department of 
Orthopedics UM/Worcester. This chance is consistent 
with the expanded role of the Department in the 
Medical Center relationship with Fairlawn 
Rehabilitation Hospital. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To change the name of the Department of 
Orthopedics at the Medical Center to the 
Department of Orthopedics and Physical 
Rehabilitation. (Doc. TS9-004) 



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The next item was the Reorganization of the School 
of Health Sciences - Amherst . It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To approve the reorganization of the 
School of Health Sciences at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst as 
set forth in Doc. T88-082. 

The next item for discussion was Graduation Lists 
UM/Amherst, and UM/Worcester . The degree candidates 
submitted by the Amherst and Worcester campuses is as 
follows : 

Amherst 

Bachelors 879 February 1989 

Wo r c e s t e r 

M.D. Degrees 87 June 1989 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the January, 1989 graduation 
lists of the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst and the June, 1989 graduation 
lists of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester subject to the completion of 
all requirements as certified by the 
Recorder of the campus. (Doc. T89-001) 

Trustee Carlin presented the recommendations of 
the 3udget and Financial Affairs Committee. He 
expressed his gratitude to Billie Willits and 
appreciation for her professionalism, fairness, 
experience and intelligence. 

The first item for consideration was the FY ' 89 
Parking Trust 3udget - UM/Worcester . The Medical 
Center Parking Trust has been operating at a deficit 
since its inception due to an initial fee structure 
that was insufficient to fully fund the program. In 
order to correct this problem, the Worcester campus 
has proposed a 20% increase in parking fees in its 
FY'89 parking trust budget. This increase will allow 
the trust to begin operating on a self-supporting 
basis. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED 



To approve the FY89 Medical Center Parking 
Trust Budget as contained in Doc. T89-011 
and to approve an increase in the parking 
fees as listed below: 



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Employees : 

Students : 
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Patients : 



Employees 

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Visitors : 



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FY 1 88 FEE STRUCTURE 

Reserved Lots @ $480 & $720/year 
Unreserved @ S260/year 
Part-time @ $130/year 

@ $130/year 

$2.00 min. up to 2 hours 
$4.00 max. after 3 hours 

$1.50 each week 

FY' 89 FEE STRUCTURE 

Reserved Lots @ $576 & 864/year 
Unreserved @ &312/year 
Part-time @ $156/year 

$2.00 min. up to 2 hours 
$4.00 max. after 3 hours 

$2.00 each day 



*In FY'89 the student an patient rates will be 
assisted by the Medical School and Hospital 
respectively . 

The next item was an Easement - UM/Worcester . 
Mary Pascarelli, an abutting property owner to the 
north of the Worcester campus, has requested a 60 foot 
easement to connect to the City of Worcester sewer. 
It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



To authorize the Chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts Medical 
Center, subject to the concurrence of the 
Board of Regents and the Division of 
Capital Planning and Operations, to grant 
a 60 foot sewer easement to Mary A. 
Pascarelli. (Doc. T89-012) 



The next item was an Overscale Salary -UM/3oston 
for Richard Delaney as Director of the Urban Harbors 
Institute at the 3oston campus. Currently Assistant 
Secretary for Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts 
and Director of the Coastal Zone Management Office, he 
comes with high recommendations from state government 
and national organizations and has extensive 
experience with Massachusetts state agencies and the 
legislature. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To approve an overscale salary of $75,000 
for Richard F. Delaney, Director of the 
Urban Harbor Institute at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston. (Doc. T89-013) 

The next item was Overscale salary - UM/Worcester 
for Albert Sherman, as Vice Chancellor for University 
Relations at the Medical Center. Mr. Sherman has 
experience as an administrator in the fields of health 
care, government and education. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve an overscale salary of $110,000 
for Albert Sherman, Vice Chancellor for 
University Relations at the Medical 
Center. (Doc. T89-010, Addendum 1) 



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A discussion ensued regarding an investment in 
personnel who can develop the resources that will fund 
the vision the administration has for the University 
and the economy of Massachusetts. At this time when 
the University needs additional funds, the University 
needs to find additional resources; but along with the 
competition for grant dollars experienced personnel is 
also needed. 



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VOTED : To accept the following audits: 

Research Trust Fund Audit (Doc. T88-089) 

Medical School Teaching Hospital Trust Fund 

(Doc. T89-019) 

Group Practice Plan (Doc. T89-020) 

WUMB Annual Audit (Doc. T89-021) 

WFCR-FM Annual Audit (Doc. T89-022) 

Campus Parking Garage--UM/Worcester (Doc. T89-023) 

Intercollegiate Athletics Program — ■ UM/Amherst 

(Doc. T89-024) 

FY87 State Single Audit (Doc. T89-025) 

Trustee Carlin reported that the Budget and 
Financial Affairs Committee has appointed an ad hoc 
committee of Trustees Reed, DiCara and Haynes to meet 
to discuss multi year contracts for management 
personnel and to report back in April. 

Chair Oakes reported on the recommendations of the 
Executive Committee. The next item was the 
Establishment of the School of Nursing and the School 
of Public Health at UMass/Amherst . The Committee 
recommended that the School of Health Sciences be 
dissolved and replaced by a School of Nursing and a 
School of Public Health, each headed by its own dean. 

VOTED : To create the positions of Dean of the 

School of Nursing and Dean of the School 
of Public Health at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. 



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To concur with the President in the 
appointments by the Chancellor of Melanie 
Dreher as Dean of the School of Nursing 
and Stephen Gehlbach as Dean of the School 
of Public Health. (Doc. T88-032) 

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To direct the President to assess the 
feasibility of developing a set of 
policies concerning the concept of a lead 
campus, particularly as it relates to 
health care sciences and report back to 
the Executive Committee within a year. 

The next item was the Naming of the Institute of 
Governmental Services in honor of Maurice A. Donahue. 
Maurice Donahue, retired Director of the Institute of 
Governmental Services was a champion of the cause of 

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higher education in general and the University of 
Massachusetts in particular. Adding the name of 
Maurice Donahue to the Institute recognizes his 
service to the Institute, the University, the Senate 
and the General Court. He was a very significant 
figure in the creation of the Boston campus and the 
Medical School, and the University is indebted to him 
for his contributions. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To name the Institute for Governmental 
Services in honor of Maurice Donahue, 
retired Director of the Institute of 
Governmental Services and champion for the 
cause of public higher education in 
general and the University of 
Massachusetts in particular. (Doc. 
T89-007) 

The next item was the Hospital Management 3oard 
Minutes for October 19th and November 16th. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the October 19th 
and November 16th of the Hospital 
Management 3oard including the September 
and October, 1988 unaudited financial 
statement, and the appointments and 
reappointments to the Medical Staff. 
(Doc. T89-008) 

The next item was the University Medal . 
Chancellor Penney presented the recommendation to 
award the University medal for Outstanding Service to 
Sidney and Edna Kaplan for their service to the 
University and to Afro-American scholarship in 
general. Sidney Kaplan is the author of The 3 lack 
Presence in the Era of the American Revolution and 
Professor Emeritus of English at the Amherst campus. 
The medal would be in recognition of Sidney and Emma 
Kaplan's continuing service to the University and the 
Commonwealth. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To award the University Medal for 

Outstanding Service to Sidney and Emma 
Kaplan in recognition of their continuing 
service to the University and the 
Commonwealth. (Doc. T89-009) 

The next item was the Appointment of Vice 
Chancellor for University Relations - UM/Worcester . 
The committee recommends the appointment of Albert 
Sherman as Vice Chancellor for University Relations at 

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the responsibility for government liaison, 
development, public information, public relations, 
publications, and alumni affairs. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 

appointment by the Chancellor of Albert 
Sherman as Vice Chancellor for University 
Relations at the Medical Center. (Doc. 
T89-010) 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, April 5, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Chancellor's Conference Room 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chair Oakes; Trustees 
Baker, Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Huang, 
Knowles, Kruczek, Mahoney, Orefice, Reed, Teixeira, 
Walker, Zervas; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative 
Secretary, Ms. Warner, Deputy Secretary 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Haynes, Huguenin, and McBay 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Lenhardt and Smith; Ms. Nethersole, 
Director Student Affairs; Mr. Searson, General 
Counsel; Mr. Tribble, Associate Vice President; Mr. 
Cusker, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/Amherst : Provost O'Brien; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogerty, 
Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Professor Cooke, 
Faculty Representative 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting at 2:05 p.m. and 
asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the 
meeting of February 1, 1989. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the February 1, 
1989 meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Chair Oakes reviewed the origination of the 
Commission on the Future of the University, stating 
that on February 3, 1988 the Board of Trustees 
appointed a Commission on the Future of the University 
charged with examining and making recommendations on 
the University's future role in the Commonwealth, its 
governance and its finances. The report was 
officially presented to the Board on March 8, 1989. 
He cited the quality of the members of the commission 
with their experience and background in higher 
education, and their insight politically in the 
State. The Commission included a representative from 
the Board of Trustees, Trustee Carlin, and a 



representative from the Board of Regents. The report 
recommends building a world class public university in 
Massachusetts to which the majority of the state 
citizens have an opportunity to attend. He stated 
that the composition of the population is changing, 
that there are more people growing up in disadvantaged 
circumstances, and that the University must provide 
the leadership at the public school level to make sure 
that it has qualified applicants for the University 
system. He felt that if the University, as a public 
University, cannot find ways to serve those who are 
most needy, than it offers too little. As leaders in 
public higher education, the University must exercise 
that leadership, and move the State ahead in the area 
of public education. He stated that the University 
cannot wait for the State to lead, it must challenge 
the state and that once a commitment is made to 
building a world class university the Board can debate 
the structure. There is nothing more important to do 
as trustees than to be advocates for a world class 
university and public education at all levels in this 
State. He explained that the Saxon Commission 
recommends that the State's five public university 
campuses (Amherst, Boston, Worcester, Lowell and 
Dartmouth) be organized together as a University 
sector, with a strengthened Board of Trustees of the 
University of Massachusetts. The Board should also be 
expanded to permit representation from the two 
institutions which would join the University. He then 
spoke to the report issued by Chancellor Jenifer which 
recommends that the Boston campus become a separate 
institution with its own Board of Trustees and that 
Southeastern Massachusetts and Lowell be given the 
name of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and 
Dartmouth each with their own Boards. He also 
reported that he had met with the Board of Regents in 
early March and requested that members of the 
respective Boards be appointed to look at the overall 
structural questions. 

He introduced Dr. Mortimer Appley, Executive 
Director of the Saxon Commission, and thanked him for 
his interest and commitment to the execution of this 
report . 




obse: 

Commission on the Future of the University. (Copy of 

which is attached) 

The Chair then asked for comments from the 
Chancellors. Chancellor Penney reported that the 
Boston campus supports the recommendation that 
Massachusetts have a world class public university, 

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and is convinced that the future of the Commonwealth , 
and its economic well being, depends on going in this 
direction. The report is seen as the product of a 
deliberative process, and it will be discussed on 
campus so that specific questions can be answered. 

Chancellor Laster stated that when he was offered 
the privilege of serving as steward of the only 
academic health center of the University, and the only 
public one of the State, he sought and received a 
commitment and pledge from the Trustees and the 
President, to devote all reasonable energy to the 
elevation of the medical center to genuine heights of 
quality and performance. He feels the University 
suffers from lack of a statewide commitment to the 
achievement of excellence in the higher education 
sector, and the call by the Commission for this 
commitment is a welcome one. 

Provost O'Brien stated there has not been an 
opportunity to form a consensus on campus. 
Personally, as an educator he thought the Saxon 
proposal was good because it recognizes that 
universities in general have different needs, funding 
requirements and concerns from the rest of public 
higher education. 

Trustee Walker stated his support in favor of the 
Saxon report. Trustee Huang stressed the need to 
focus on the constructive aspects of the report, the 
idea of formula funding and the need for uniform 
policy and ways that one can obtain cost effective 
management for the University as a whole. Trustee 
Bowman suggested the Trustees focus on the students, 
faculty and staff of the University and what makes the 
interaction in the classroom great: the quality of 
teaching, quality of students, the diversity of the 
students represented and use this as one of the 
primary standards by which we judge the two 
proposals. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : (See Attached Document) 

Chair Oakes then appointed a committee including 
himself, Trustees Baker, Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, 
Foley and McBay to enter into discussions with the 
Board of Regents. 

He reported that the elections for the new student 
trustees at Amherst and Boston had concluded. He 
introduced Eric Nakajima, from UM/Amherst, and 
Richard Rooney, from UM/Boston. The Worcester process 
will conclude shortly, and it is expected that 
Trustee Kruczek will continue for another year. 

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The Board then heard reports from the Standing 
committees. Trustee Huang gave the report of the 
Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. The first 
item presented was Awards of Tenure-UM/Amherst and 
UM/Boston . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the award 
of tenure to the following individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Madeline H. Blais as Associate Professor 

of Journalism 

Frank Ozereko as Associate Professor of 

Art 

Nadine E. Shank as Associate Professor of 

Music and Dance 

Ian H. Angus as Associate Professor of 

Communications 

Carol E. Heim as Associate Professor of 

Economics 

M.J. Peterson as Associate Professor of 

Political Science 

David M. Bioome as Associate Professor of 

Instructional Leadership 

Janice Roberts as Associate Professor of 

Human Services and Applied Behavioral 

Sciences 

University of Massachusetts at Boston: 

Louise A. Smith as Associate Professor of 

English 

Manickam Sugumaran as Associate Professor 

of Biology 

(Doc. T89-026) 

The next item for approval was the restructuring 
of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Provost 
O'Brien asked that wording be added to the vote to 
transfer the tenure of the faculty members concerned 
to their respective new departments. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the restructuring of the 

Department of Food Science and Nutrition 
at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst as set forth in Doc. T73-187A, 
and to transfer the tenure of the faculty 
members concerned to their respective new 
departments . 



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The next item for consideration was the Graduat ion 
Lists for UM/Amherst, UM/Boston and UM/Worcester . It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the February, 1989 graduation 
lists at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst, the June and September, 1989 
graduation lists at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston pending final 
review by the Faculty Council and the May 
and June, 1989 graduation lists at the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Worcester. All graduation lists are 
subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder 
of the campus. (Doc. T89-001A) 

The next item was the Appointment to Distinguished 
Professorships at UM/Amherst . The Amherst campus 
wishes to bestow the honorific title of Distinguished 
University Professor upon Professor Ring T. Carde, 
Department of Entomology, one of the international 
authorities in the area of Entomology; and to 
Professor James B. Tate, Department of English, a 
distinguished poet. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 

appointments of Professor Ring T. Carde, 
Department of Entomology and Professor 
James V. Tate, Department of English, as 
Distinguished University Professors. 
(Doc. T89-027) 

Trustee Carlin presented the votes for the Budget 
and Financial Affairs Committee and reversed the 
agenda order of items for vote. The first item for 
approval was Audits . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To accept the following Audits: 

Self-Insurance Trust Fund--FY88 Financial 

Statements (Doc. T89-037) 

Hospital Trust Fund--FY88 Management 

Letter (Doc. T89-019) 

Group Practice--FY88 Management Letter 

(Doc. T89-020) 

WFCR-FM Radio--FY88 Management Letter 

(Doc.T89-022) 

The next item was the Lease of Space at the 
Biotechnology Park at UM/Worcester . It was moved, 
seconded and 



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VOTED : To authorize the President, on behalf of 
the University of Massachusetts, pending 
approval of the Division of Capital 
Planning and Operations (DCPO), to 
execute a lease with Worcester Business 
Development Corporation (as previously 
approved by the Board on August 7, 1985) 
for no more than 40,000 square feet of 
laboratory and office space at an annual 
rental cost to be approved by the DCPO 
and for a term of five years, with 
renewal options up to an additional five 
years and with an option to take an 
additional 10,000 square feet under the 
same terms and conditions. (Doc. 
T85-055A) 

The next item was the Appointments of Professional 
Non-Academic Staff to Multiple Year Contracts . 
Trustee Carlin said a subcommittee of the Budget and 
Financial Affairs Committee had been established to 
look at multiple year contracts. Trustee Bowman, a 
member of the subcommittee, asked that this item be 
deferred until the Committee has had the opportunity 
to consult with representatives from the three 
campuses concerning this matter. 

The next item was a Personnel Action--UM/Amherst . A 
recommendation was made to approve an overscale salary 
for Paul Page as Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance at the Amherst campus. Mr. Page has served the 
University since 1980 as Associate Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance, Director of Budget and 
Financial Affairs and Acting Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance. The salary recommended is 
consistent with comparable positions nationally and at 
the Amherst campus. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve an overscale salary of $91,000 
for Paul Page as Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 
(Doc. T89-031, Addendum 1) 

The next item was Student Fee Budgets . Provost 
O'Brien pointed out that the Athletic Fee increase of 
$22 was less than the department requested but does 
permit them to continue athletic activities which have 
been added to the program for the current year. He also 
stated that there was another substantial increase in 
the student health fee of $22 for FY '90. With regard 
to the Athletic Fee, Trustee Bowman requested a vision 
statement from the campus on the role of athletic 

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program particularly focusing on those programs that 
should be nurtured as national programs and, therefore, 
be the source of fundraising versus those programs which 
provide a broad base opportunity to participate in 
various sports. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the FY' 90 Student-Fee Based 

Budgets and other fees contained in Doc. 
T89-036: 



AMHERST 



FY' 89 



FY' 90 



Chanqe 



Mandatory Fees 

Athletic $ 

(undergraduate only) 
Authority Fees 
Fine Arts Center 
Graduate Senate 
(graduates only) 
Student Health 
Room Charge 
(Average) 
( residents only) 
Board Charge 
(Average) 
(residents only) 

Other Student Fees 



112.00 



261 
34 
63 

270 
1,514 



00 
00 
00 

00 
00 



1,280.00 



$ 134.00 

266.00 
36.00 
68.00 

292.00 
1,620.00 



$ 22.00 

5.00 
2.00 
5.00 

22.00 
106.00 



1,363. 00 X lj^ ? c^ 






6 5 '^ 



ȣ' 



83.00 



Continuing Education 65 
Engineering Fee 200 



General Recreation 

and Intramurals 
Graduate Commencement 
Graduate Student 

Program 
Residential Activity 

Program 
Undergraduate 

Commencement 



57 

30 
75 



00 
00 
00 

00 

00 



5-56 
( range) 

33.00 



70.00 
300.00 

61.00 

33.00 
85.00 

5-60 

36.00 



5.00 

100.00 

4.00 

3.00 
10.00 

4-10 

3.00 



WORCESTER 



FY89 



FY90 



Change 



Mandatory Fees 

Equipment $ 25.00 $ 35.00 

Maintenance (First and Second Year Students) 

Equipment -0- 10.00 
Maintenance (All Other Students) 

Student Health Fee 120.00 140.00 

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$ 10.00 
10.00 
20.00 



There was then discussion of the Curriculum Fee at 
UM/Amherst . Trustee Teixeira suggested that there be 
a consistency in names of the fees. Provost O'Brien 
stated that these fees were independently brought 
forward, and that the fees were for specific uses on 
each campus. At Amherst, its purpose is exclusively 
for curriculum affairs. Trustee Orefice expressed a 
concern that the fees were being instituted prior to 
the budget situation being determined. Further, it 
would send a message to the State House that Amherst 
is putting an extra $4 million dollars into their 
funds and as a result funds would be slashed. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To continue the Curriculum fee of $230 
per year charged to undergraduate 
students at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. (Doc. T88-063) 

Trustees Kruczek, Orefice and Walker are recorded 
as opposed. 

The next item discussed was the General Education 
Fee at UM/Boston. Chancellor Penney reported that 
faced with a $6.8 million dollar budget deficit the 
Boston campus is unable to plan part-time sections or 
purchase equipment. The fee will provide the funds 
necessary to plan for September and is only one of 
many steps the campus is instituting to resolve its 
deficit. Trustee Walker expressed his concern that 
the action being taken prematurely and stated similar 
concerns about the message it would send. He stressed 
that there are students on the Boston campus who today 
are on the margin financially and will be pushed out 
of attending the institution as a result of this 
action . 

Trustee Baker stated that she had struggled with 
the decision to vote for this fee, and asked 
Chancellor Penney to speak of the Chancellor's Fund. 
This fund, established with donations from faculty, 
administrators, and parents, offers assistance to 
students who are unable to afford these increases. 

Trustee Huang suggested that the Board look at the 
overall policy on instituting fees and long range 
goals to handle these issues. Chair Oakes suggested 
that it become an agenda item in the future. It was 
moved, seconded and 



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I VOTED : To establish the General Education Fee 

Trust Fund at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston which 
self-supporting trust fund shall have as 
its purpose ensuring quality instruction 
and services to students. 

Further, to approve a $200 per year 
General Education fee for full-time 
students and a $100 per year General 
Education fee for part-time students. 
(Doc. T89-036) 

And further, to rescind the Board vote of 
July 14, 1988 which established the 
Curriculum fee at the Boston campus (Doc. 
T88-063) All unexpended balances be 
transferred to the General Education Fee 
Trust Fund. 

Trustees Kruczek, Orefice and Walker are recorded 
as opposed. 

The next item was Medical Education Support Fee at 
UM/Worcester . Trustee Carlin indicated that this item 
I had been thoroughly discussed at the Budget and 
* Financial Affairs Committee meeting and that it was 

suggested that 15% rather than 10% of the revenue be 
set aside for scholarship aid. It was also 
recommended that prior to the expenditure of funds, a 
budget and clear definition of how the money is to be 
spent be submitted to the Committee. Trustee Kruczek 
asked to go on record as opposed to the fee, as a 
statement to the State, that the students do not 
support the increase. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To establish the Medical Education 

Support Trust Fund at the University of 
Massachusetts Medical Center which 
self-supporting trust fund shall have as 
its purpose support for the educational 
program and instructional development 
activities . 

Further, to approve a $300 per year 
Medical Education Support fee for all 
Medical School Students provided that an 
allocation for scholarships of 15% of the 
revenue from the fee be established and, 
provided, further that prior to the 
expenditure of funds the Chancellor shall 
submit to the Budget and Financial 
Affairs Committee an expenditure budget 
outlining how the funds are to be spent. 
(Doc. T89-036) 

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Trustees Kruczek and Walker are recorded opposed. 

The next item was the Change in Name of the 
Counseling and Trust Fund to the Counseling Testing 
and Public Service Trust Fund at UM/Amherst . It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To change the name of the Counseling and 
Trust Fund to the Counseling, Testing and 
Public Service Trust Fund and to approve 
the revised statement of Trust as 
contained in Doc. T89-036. 

Chair Oakes presented the votes for the Executive 
Committee. The first vote was to approve the Minutes 
of the Hospital Management Board for December 21, 1988 
and January 18, 1989 including the November and 
December 1988 unaudited Financial statements and 
appointment and reappointments to the Medical Staff. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the December 
21, 1988 and January 18, 1989 Hospital 
Management Board including the November 
and December 1988 unaudited Financial 
Statements and appointments and 
reappointments to the Medical Staff. (Doc. 
T89-029) 

The next item was University Health System 
Bylaws . The action before the Board was to clarify 
the relationship between the corporation and the 
University of Massachusetts. It was moved seconded and 



VOTED: To recognize that Uni 
Systems of New Englan 
organized and has bee 
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separate and distinct 
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the performance of a 
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The next item was the Drug Free V7orkplace Act of 
1988. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: In accordance with the Drug-Free 

Workplace Act of 1988, the Board of 
Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts hereby notifies its 
employees that, effective March 18, 1989, 
the unlawful manufacture, distribution, 
dispensing, possession or use of a 
controlled substance, as defined in the 
act, is prohibited in the workplace, 
whether on or off the University 
premises, when an employee is directly 
engaged in the performance of work 
pursuant to the provisions of a Federal 
grant. A violation of these prohibitions 
and any applicable regulations under the 
act may result in discipline up to and 
including termination. (Doc. T89-030) 

Further, the Board of Trustees directs 
that the President undertake any and all 
actions required by the act or any 
regulations promulgated thereunder. 

The next item was the Appointment of Paul J. Page 
as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The 
recommendation is for the appointment of Mr. Page 
through December 31, 1991. Mr. Page has been Acting 
Vice Chancellor since July, 1988 and prior to that he 
served as Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of 
Budget and Financial Affairs at the campus. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 
appointment of Paul J. Page as Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance 
at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. (Doc. T89-031) 

The next item was the housing allowance for the 
President and Chancellors as required by the Execut ive 
Compensation Policy . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To reaffirm the housing allowance for the 
President and the Chancellors as 
previously approved by the Board on June 
1, 1988. (Doc. T87-032B) 



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Under Other Business, the Chair informed the Board 
that the University of Massachusetts at Boston 
Professional Non-Academic Staff Reduction in Force 
Pol icy had been added to the agenda and that it had 
been discussed at the Budget and Financial Affairs 
Committee meeting. 

President Knapp introduced this item by reviewing 
the status of the the FY'90 budget, passed by the 
House, which contains a major shortfall between the 
budget and the support of the University. Each of the 
three campuses is in a different position, but the 
most stringent campus is the Boston Campus which has 
less flexibility in financing than do the other two 
campuses. He added that Chancellor Penney has 
indicated the circumstances in which it finds itself 
and requested the Board consider reduction in force 
policy for professional non-academic staff. 

Chancellor Penney stated that the Boston campus is 
80% dependent on State funds, and with the House Ways 
and Means budget of $6.2 million dollars the campus 
finds it is unable to continue to currently pay all of 
its staff and bills. Even with the student fee, and 
hopefully, additional funds to address the shortfall 
in the fuel account, there would still be a $2.5 
million dollar deficit. In fairness to the 
individuals involved Chancellor Penney felt that there 
should be a process in place for the reduction in work 
force based on functions. 

She shared with the Board a statement from the 
Professional Staff Association outlining their 
concerns . 

Richard Lourie, a member of the professional staff 
at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, stated 
that he had seen a copy of the document in question 
only an hour before this meeting began and understood 
that members of the professional staff steering 
committee saw the document only earlier that day. He 
perceives a vote by the Board of Trustees as unseemly 
haste without consulting or notifying the professional 
staff. Carl Cedargren, Chair of the Faculty Council 
at UM/Boston, addressed the Trustees and stated that 
previously that afternoon the Trustees had voted for a 
report which calls for a world class university 
system. He stated that at the present time the 
institution has a 12% vacancy rate, and this vote 
would further cut the academic support services 
carried out by the professional staff. He expressed 
his hope that the University could come up with more 
creative or more supportive ways of solving this 

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crisis than cutting forces even further. Trustee 
DiCara encouraged the staff to talk to their State 
representatives. He pointed out that state law 
requires operating within a balanced budget and that 
the Chancellor had no alternative except to request 
this policy. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To adopt the University of Massachusetts 
at Boston Professional Non academic 
Staff Reduction in Force Policy for FY 
1990. (Doc. T89-039) 

Chair Oakes than asked for a motion to go into 
Executive Session to discuss honorary degrees and 
announced the Board would reconvene in open session. 

At 4:30 p.m., it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Baker, Carlin, DiCara, Foley, Huang, Knowles, Kruzcek, 
Mahoney, Teixeira, Walker and Zervas. 

At 4:34 p.m., the Committee came out of executive 
session and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To award honorary degrees to the 

individuals agreed upon in executive 
session and to instruct the Chancellors 
at the Boston and Worcester campuses to 
proceed with the necessary arrangements. 

There being no further business to come before the 
board, the meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 



^O^VclajlX V U^OL/U^f" 



Margaret D. Warner 
Deputy Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 
5587t 



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Statement on the Saxon Report 

David C. Knapp 

President 

University of Massachusetts 

April 5, 1989 



I wish to commend the chair, David Saxon, and the 
members of the Commission for their visionary 
proposals on the future of the University. They are 
clearly the work of distinguished men and women who 
have thought together with independence and without 
self-interest. I urge you to accept their report. 

Since you are familiar with the content of the 
report which was a year in the making, I will restrict 
my comments to some general observations. 



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The Commission members challenge the University to 
_ffer the leadership necessary to sustain the social 
and economic strength of the Commonwealth in an age of 
international competition. To do so, they assert, 
will require a state university which is itself 
internationally competitive, which can offer the 
citizens of the State the highest order of education 
and the new knowledge needed in contemporary times. 
The Commission urges the Commonwealth to adopt a 
forward looking policy committed to excellence in 
public higher education. 

By calling for state policies committed to 
developing a world class university, I take the 
Commission to mean that the Commonwealth's public 
universities should bring to their students and other 
constituents the best intellectual resources they can 
command - faculty, libraries, academic equipment, and 
facilities. They should be in a position to further 
the State's self interest - so that the Commonwealth's 
citizens can compete effectively, so its economic and 
social institutions can flourish in the era of a 
knowledge based society. 

Drawing upon its wealth of experience, the 
Commission proposes a governance and financial 
structure for the University substantially different 
from that now in place. The plan has five key 
conceptual elements: 

1. It would distinguish university governance and 
management from system-wide coordination. In 
effect, it calls for genuine decentralization of 
university governance. 



2. The Commission recognizes that because 
universities are complex organizations with 
distinctive missions which distinguish them from 
other postsecondary institutions, their boards of 
trustees require a high degree of autonomous 
authority . 

3. The plan calls for a unified university sector, 
with policies and procedures responsive to the 
differing natures of the component campuses. 

4. In governance and financing, the plan would make 
the university both visible and accountable for 
the conduct of its academic and fiscal affairs. 

5. The plan, in summary, views the University not as 
one more sub-unit in a state agency, but as an 
academic institution, a university functioning in 
the best traditions of this nation's major state 
universities . 

The Commission report, in my judgment, is in 
accord with contemporary thinking on the organization 
of public higher education. The January 1989 Carnegie 
Foundation report on "Higher Education in West 
Virginia," for xample, embodies many of the same 
concepts which underlie the Commission proposals. 

The Commission report is far-reaching in its 
implications. Its essence is the policy challenge it 
presents not only to the University, but to the 
Commonwealth. It would be wrong to focus on 
structural details and lose sight of the significant 
issues of quality, opportunity, and leadership. 

Structure and governance issues are important. As 
you know better than anyone else, the authority of the 
Board of Trustees is submerged in a complex 
bureaucratic superstructure. Virtually every key 
decision you make on the future of the University is 
second-guessed by one state agency or another. Many 
of you are frustrated, and feel "impotent." Your 
frustration is shared - with your predecessors on this 
board and with colleagues on other public college and 
university boards of trustees. 

I hope that by accepting this report, you will 
initiate a debate that centers on the role of state 
supported- university education in the Commonwealth, 
its quality, and its structure. The idea of joining 
three universities under a single board and common 
policies is radical. I believe it has merit; yet like 



oar university, the others treasure their identity. I 
hope therefore that you, your fellow university 
trustees, the Regents and ultimately the members of 
the General Court can together thoughtfully assess the 
full consequences of the proposals before legislative 
action is taken. 

As you are aware, the Chancellor and staff of the 
Board of Regents have responded to the Saxon report 
with a counterplan put together in three weeks. 
While the two proposals have some elements in common, 
they are strikingly different when dealing with 
governance authority and structure. 

The Regents' proposal in no way changes the 
current system of centralized governing authority and 
weak boa'rds of trustees. Indeed it would carry 
centralization further. The proposal's principal 
object is to break up the University of Massachusetts 
system. It would isolate the Boston campus under a 
weak board of trustees, and make the Medical Center a 
branch of the Amherst campus. 

Further, the Regents' report proposes the 
indiscriminate use of the University's name by giving 
it to institutions which would be unrelated to The 
University of Massachusetts in governance, 
institutional policies, and standards. I believe that 
you as a Board should firmly oppose this 
recommendat ion . 

While the Regents' proposal provides for a council 
of university presidents for "cooperation and 
collaboration," the council's sole purpose is to 
articulate "to the Chancellor and the Regents 
university issues that can best be addressed on a 
statewide basis." University policy issue resolution 
thus lies with the Chancellor, and the Regents, 
without a clearly defined role for the highly touted 
"local" boards of trustees. 

The Regents' proposal would also further 
centralize governance authority over finances. The 
Regents would develop a financial "framework" that 
would extend beyond state appropriated funds and take 
into account "the full financial picture of the system 
and its institutions, without impinging on vital 
campus autonomy." As you know, you now have full 
responsibility for the non-appropriated funds which 
constitute 53 percent of the University budget. This 
is one of the few areas in which you still exercise 
genuine independent governing authority. 



The report has serious implications for the 
University at Boston. The Boston campus, created by 
the University over 25 years ago, has recruited an 
outstanding faculty because it is an integral part of 
a statewide research University. It has enjoyed the 
use of its name, academic policies and standards. It 
is integrally part of university-wide management and 
information systems which reduce the cost of 
administrative overhead. 

The Board of Trustees has supported the emergence 
of the Boston campus as a coequal partner in the 
university system, as a senior university center with 
graduate programs, research institutes, and public 
service programs. It has, as necessary, protected the 
integrity of the Boston campus - when funds for the 
Clark Athletic Center were impounded, when the merger 
with Boston State took place, and when course 
offerings were threatened this past year. 

The Regents proposal would change the status of 
public higher education in Boston. The University at 
Amherst/Worcester would be the State's sole research 
university. Although they would bear the University's 
name, Boston, Lowell, and SMU would be relegated to a 
lesser status, with regional rather than world class 
aspirations. Moreover, an already underfunded Boston 
campus would become far more costly to operate as an 
independent unit. Hence, I see little from recent 
experience to suggest that a "local board" will 
enhance the Boston campus as an academic center; 
indeed regional campus status could endanger current 
faculty strengths. 

I conclude with an historical note. The Saxon 
Commission report focuses on the conditions required 
to reach institutional excellence. Others have had 
that same goal before. When Kenyon Butterfield left 
Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1924 to become 
President at Michigan State, he wrote to your 
predecessors as follows: 



"Our 
cent 
well 
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tution is in the grip of a system of 
d control which takes all the zest as 
st of the promise out of the task of 

If imposed bureaucratic methods, 
nnoyance from a multitude of petty 
ts, the minimizing of effective 
lity for both expenditures and policies, 
rsonal humiliation, were a necessary 
ted of the executives of the [College] 
o serve fundamental [college] interests 



or those of the Commonwealth, one should not 
complain. But these restrictions are not necessary to 
the effective management of the college [and] they do 
not result in essential economy." 

Almost forty years after President Butterfield 
wrote these words, the University finally achieved, by 
act of the General Court, a high degree of autonomy. 
With autonomy, the University exploded into the 
present three campus system. Little by little, the 
University's autonomy has been lost and the 
institution has become submerged in an anonymous 
"higher education system." The Saxon report lays the 
foundation for a new era, for a new opportunity for 
University service to the Commonwealth. I urge you to 
support both its ends and means. 



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RESOLUTION 
ON THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON 
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY 

VOTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
April 5, 1989 



To recommend that the Board of Trustees accept the 
report of the Commission on the Future of the 
University and endorse the report as stated: 

In the history of every great university, there are 
important decision points which alter the direction 
of the institution. It is the Trustees* belief that 
the report of the Commission on the Future of the 
University will mark a significant moment in the 
evolution of the University of Massachusetts. 

It is therefore recommended that the Board take the 
following action: 

To accept the report of the Commission on the Future 
of the University. 

To endorse the Commission's conclusion that the 
Commonwealth requires a world class public university 
if it is to serve the citizens of the state and to 
meet society's need for new knowledge and access to 
opportunity . 

To endorse the Commission's conclusion that greater 
responsibility and accountability are needed at the 
institutional level in order to achieve the goal of 
building a world class university. 

To adopt the Commission's recommendations calling for 
decentralizing budgetary authority to institutional 
Boards of Trustees, to move towards a system of 
formula funding, to increase the University's 
external support base, and to reduce the time needed 
for critical capital projects. 

To adopt the Commission's recommendations that 
improved access, expanded partnerships with urban 
schools, and more careful assessment of student 
learning are vital for fulfilling the mission of a 
public university. 



To direct the Chair to express the Board's 
appreciation and gratitude to the members of the 
Commission for the time and effort they devoted to 
this task, particularly to Dr. David Saxon for his 
leadership as the Commission's chair, and to express 
the Board's appreciation to the Commission's Executive 
Director, Dr. Mortimer Appley, and the staff which 
assisted him. 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, June 7, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Chancellor's Conference Room 

University of Massachusetts 

Medical Center 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chair Oakes, Trustees Baker, 
Carl in, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Huang, Kruczek, 
Mahoney, Orefice, Reed, Teixeira and Walker; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Bowman, Huguenin, McBay, O'Leary 
and Zervas 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt and Smith; Mr. Searson, General Counsel 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Dr. Madson, Vice Chancellor 
for Student Affairs; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative; Mr. Nakajima, Student-Trustee Elect; Robert 
Light, Associate Director, Massachusetts Cooperative 
Extension 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Ms. McCormack, Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Professor 
Hogarty, Faculty Representative; Mr. Rooney, Student-Trustee 
Elect 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Mr. Hertzfeld, Chief 
Operations Officer; Professor Cooke, Faculty Representative 

Chair Oakes called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. and 
asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 5, 
1989 meeting of the Board of Trustees. It was then moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the April 5, 1989 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

Chair Oakes commented on recent discussions with members 
of the Board of Regents, the President and a member of the 
Board of Trustees of Lowell University and the President and 
Executive Committee of Southeastern Massachusetts University 
in regard to the Saxon Report and the report issued by 
Chancellor Jenifer. He also commented on activities 
surrounding the Senate budget bill and the outside section 
of the budget which calls for the elimination of the 
President's office. 



President Knapp then thanked the Trustees for their f 

attendance at the recent Commencement ceremonies and 
Chancellor Laster for hosting the Board meeting. He, too, 
commented on the Senate budget and reported that he expected 
there would be additional monies added for Libraries as well 
as an amendment to correct language concerning tuition 
retention. 

As part of his report, he introduced Robert G. Light, 
Associate Director, Massachusetts Cooperative Extension and 
Associate Dean, College of Food and Natural Resources at the 
Amherst campus who spoke about changes in Cooperative 
Education in Massachusetts. 

The Board then heard reports from the Chancellors. 
Chancellor Penney reported on the recent Commencement 
activities and several grants received by the campus 
personnel. She added that the Board of Regents approved the 
Ph.D. program in Gerontology. 

Chancellor Duffey said on June 9th, 10th and 11th the 
campus would host approximately 700 returning alumni for 
their reunions. He also reported that a recent 1971 
graduate of the University, Deborah Gernes had been selected 
the first woman to command a U.S. Navy ship at sea. 

Chancellor Laster showed the Trustees DCPO drawings of if 
the Ambulatory Care Building which is hoped to be opened by 
January 1990. 

Trustee Walker gave the report of the Committee on 
Academic and Student Affairs which met May 9th. The first 
item was Appointments with Tenure — UM/ Amherst. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 

appointment with tenure of the following 
individuals: 

Dr. Lynne Baker as Professor of Philosophy 
Dr. Joye L. Bowman as Associate Professor 

of History 
Dr. John Higginson as Professor of History 

(Doc. T89-042) 

The next agenda item was Awards of Tenure — UM/ Amherst, 
UM/Boston and UM/Worcester. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the 

award of tenure to the following individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at 

Amherst : » 



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University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst : 

Christos G. Cassandras as Associate Professor of 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Alfred DeFonzo as Associate Professor of 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Karl Stephan as Associate Professor of Electrical 

and Computer Engineering 

Julie A. Caswell as Associate Professor of 

Agricultural and Resource Economics 

Paul R. Cohen as Associate Professor of Computer 

Information Science 

Kenneth A. Corey as Associate Professor of Plant 

and Soil Sciences 

Bruce Coury as Associate Professor of Industrial 

Engineering and Operations Research 

Bartholomew Nnaji as Associate Professor of 

Industrial 

Engineering and Operations Research 

John J. Cunningham as Associate Professor of Food 

Science and Nutrition 

Alexander Eydeland as Associate Professor of 

Mathematics and Statistics 

Richard Freyman as Associate Professor of 

Communication Disorders 

Joseph Hamill as Associate Professor of Exercise 

Science 

Ketu Katrak as Associate Professor of English 

Susan Kleinmann as Associate Professor of Physics 

and Astronomy 

Mark Lindhult as Associate Professor of Landscape 

Architecture and Regional Planning 

Stanley E. Scarpati as Associate Professor of 

Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences 

Charles I. Stubbart as Associate Professor of 

Management 

University of Massachusetts at Boston : 

Steven Ackerman as Associate Professor of Biology 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester : 

Jeffrey A. Leppo as Professor of Nuclear Medicine 
Cheryl R. Scheid as Professor of Physiology 

The Board then considered a request from the Amherst 
campus to appoint Dr. Peter Helper the Ray Ethan Torrev 
Professor of Botany — UM/ Amherst. It was moved, seconded and 






VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment 

of Dr. Peter Hepler as Ray Ethan Torrey Professor 
of Botany at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. (Doc. T89-043) 

Graduation Lists were then considered. It was moved, 
seconded and 



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VOTED : To approve the May 28, 1989 graduation list at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
subject to the completion of all requirements as 
certified by the Recorder of the Campus. (Doc. 
T89-001B) 

And further, 

To award a Masters degree in Medical Sciences to 
Jian-yi Ma. (Doc. T89- 001B) 

Trustee Carl in then gave the report of the Budget and 
Financial Affairs Committee. The first item considered was 
the FY9 Revenue Based Budgets which included all major non- 
student fee trust funds over $500,000. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the FY9 Revenue Based Budgets at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Boston 
and Worcester as contained in Doc. T89-051. 



And, 



VOTED : To approve the revised Statement of Trust for the 
Administrative Services Trust Fund at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Said 
"umbrella" trust fund shall include the 
University Copy Center, University Labeling 
Center Central, Mail Recharge and Recycling 
SErvices and shall support the requirements for 
reprographic and labeling, trust fund central 
mail and paper recycling services. (Doc. T84- 
031A) 



And further , 

VOTED : To approve a loan of $3 00,000 from the Trustee 
Reserve to the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst for the Computer Trust Fund, subject to 
terms and conditions approved by the President. 
Repayment shall be received no later than the end 
of FY91 with interest calculated at ar ate 
determined by the University Treasurer. (Doc. 
T89-051) 



And, 

VOTED : To approve the revised FY9 Budget of the 

University of Massachusetts Teaching Hospital as 
contained in Doc. T89-051. 

VOTED : To approve the FY90 Group Practice Budget, as 
contained in Doc. T89-051. 

The Research Trust Fund Expenditure Guidelines and 
Modifications to Policy Guidelines for the Development and 
Administration of Grants, Contracts and Restricted Gifts 
were then considered. The guidelines are intended to insure 
consistency and incorporate various audit recommendations. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the Research Trust Fund Expenditure 
Guidelines as contained in Doc. T89-038, 

And, 

To amend the Policy Guidelines for the 
Development and Administration of Grants, 
Contracts and Restricted Gifts (Doc. T81-051B) by 
deleting on Page 5: 

5. The President, upon recommendation of the 

University Controller, the Campus Controllers 
and the OGCA Directors, shall establish 
indirect cost rates applicable to projects 
supported by federal agencies and by non- 
federal sponsors respectively. These rates 
are not to be varied or waived without prior 
written approval of the appropriate OGCA 
Director. 

And by inserting in place thereof the 
following: 

5. Each Chancellor shall establish the indirect 
cost rates applicable to projects supported 
by federal agencies and non-federal sponsors 
respectively on his/her campus. A copy of 
the rate agreement and the cost basis 
analysis shall be sent to the President 
annually. These rates shall not be varied or 
waived without prior written approval of the 
appropriate Office of Grants and Contracts 
Administration Director. 



The Establishment of New Trust Funds at the Amherst and 
Boston campuses was considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To establish the Graduate Admissions Processing 
Fee Fund at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst which self-supporting trust fund shall 
have as its purpose support of the activities of 
the Graduate Admissions Office and efforts to 
recruit minority graduate students. Further, to 
approve the budget and the $10 per application 
graduate admissions fee, as contained in Doc. 
T89-051. 



And further, 



To establish the Undergraduate Admissions 
Processing Fee Fund at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst which self-supporting 
trust fund shall have as its purpose support of 
the administrative costs of processing 
undergraduate applications and enhancement of 
minority applicant recruitment efforts. Further, 
to approve the budget and the $5.00 per 
application undergraduate admissions processing 
fee, as contained in Doc. T89-051. 



And, 



To establish and approve the budget of the 
Educational Sales and Services Trust Fund at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston which self- 
supporting trust fund shall receive fees assessed 
for the sale of educational goods and services 
provided by the University community and shall 
have as its purpose the payment of appropriate 
expenses relating to the sale of such educational 
goods and services, as contained in Doc. T89-052. 
Further, to delegate to the Chancellor the 
authority to establish such fees. 

The Per Diem Rate as included in the Travel Policy was 
then considered. The rate allows $25 per day for travel of 
24 hours or more and $12.50 for the 12-24 hours. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To authorize the President to begin the process 
of implementing effective July 1, 1989 the per 
diem rate for individuals on travel status as 
contained in Doc. T88-043. 

The Board then considered the Three Year Audit Plan for 
fiscal years 1990-1992. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To approve the Three-Year Audit Plan for the 
University of Massachusetts for Fiscal Years 
1990-92 as contained in Doc. T89-055. 

The next item for consideration was the Tuition Increase 
as recently approved by the Board of Regents of Higher 
Education. Trustee Orefice said that at the April meeting 
when the Board considered the Curriculum fee she expressed a 
concern that those fees were based on the worst case 
scenario without a tuition increase. She asked that the 
Board revisit the Curriculum fee and lower that amount. 
After discussion, Chair Oakes asked President Knapp and the 
Chancellors to review the budget in context of the tuition 
increase and fees and if necessary to have a special meeting 
of the Board. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the tuition charges for the 1989-1990 
Academic Year as set forth below: 

A. Resident Tuition Per Year 

Amherst Boston Worcester 
Undergraduate $1,512 $1,512 $6,882* 

Graduate $1,890 $1,890 $1,890 

w b. Non-Resident Tuition Per Year 

Undergraduate $5,418 $5,418 n/a 

Graduate $5,682 $5,682 $5,682 

*Medical School Tuition 

(Doc. T89-054) 

Trustees Haynes, Kruczek, Orefice and Walker are recorded 
as opposed. 

An increase from $1.00 to $2.00 per semester in the State 
Student Association of Massachusetts Fee was then 
considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve an increase in the voluntary State 

Student Association Fee from $1.00 to $2.00 per 
semester at the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston. (Doc. T86-048A) 

Trustee Carlin said that at the last Board meeting fees 
for general education purposes were approved at all three 
campuses. At the time, it was suggested that a single name 
be assigned. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To rename the Curriculum fee at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst, the General Education 
fee at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, 
and the Medical Education Support fee at the 
Medical Center, the Curriculum Support Fee. 
(Doc. T89-036) 

Trustee Orefice is recorded as opposed. 

The establishment of the George Richardson Higcrins 
Endowment Fund was then considered. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To establish the George Richardson Higgins 

Endowment Fund at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst. This fund has been funded primarily 
through gifts in memory of George Richardson 
Higgins. Annual income earned thereon during the 
preceding fiscal year shall be available annually 
to present an award to a student or students in 
Civil Engineering whose performance in studies of 
Hydraulic Engineering is outstanding. 

The award shall be a handbook chosen from the 
fields of Hydraulic Engineering or Hydrology. 
The student (s) and the award (s) will be chosen by 
professors in the Environmental Engineering 
Department banquet. Unused income remaining 
after the annual award (s) shall be returned to 
the principal by the University Treasurer. (Doc. 
T89-057) 

It was then moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To authorize the President to approve and adopt 
the policies and procedures governing the 
allocation and expenditure of state and non-state 
funds by the University from July 1, 1989, until 
such time as the Board of Trustees adopts the 
Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 199. 

Chair Oakes then gave the report of the Executive 
Committee which met May 18th and considered the Hospital 
Management Board Minutes . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the February 15, 
and March 15th Hospital Management Board 
including the appointments and reappointments 
to the Medical Staff and the January and 
February, 1989 unaudited Financial Statements. 
(Doc. T89-049) 



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And further, 

VOTED : That the Director of Public Safety at the 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst be and 
hereby is authorized to issue Road Certifications 
for the Amherst campus roads and right of way. 
And further, that all prior certifications made 
by the Treasurer and/or Associate Treasurer be 
and hereby are ratified. (Doc. T89-050) 

It was further 

VOTED : To authorize the President to fill critical needs 
positions within the University until June 30, 
1989. 

And further, 

VOTED : That the President present, for informational 
purposes, to the Budget and Financial Affairs 
Committee at their regular meetings the names and 
titles of all University employees who receive 
employment agreements exceeding one year. 

And, that the President assure that the 
performance review policy for professional 
employees which is currently in effect is 
observed. 

Under Other Business , Chair Oakes thanked Trustees 
Orefice and Walker for their contributions throughout the 
year as members of the Board and made a presentation on 
behalf of the Board. 

There being no further business to come before the Board, 
the meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m. 



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Administrative Secretary 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, August 2, 1989; 9:00 a.m. 

Chancellor's Conference Room 

Quinn Administration Building 

University of Massachusetts 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chair Oakes; Trustees Baker, 
Bowman, Carl in, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Huguenin, 
Kruczek, McBay, Nakajima, O'Leary, Reed, Rooney, Teixeira 
and Zervas; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Huang and Mahoney 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Smith and Lenhardt; Mr. Searson, General Counsel 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Provost O'Brien; Professor 
Kinney, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney, Ms. McCormack, Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Professor 
Hogarty, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Chair Oakes called the meeting to order at 9:10 a.m. The 
first item on the agenda was consideration of the minutes of 
the June 7th meeting of the Board. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To approve the June 7th minutes of the 
meeting of the Board of Trustees. 

As part of the Chair's report, Chair Oakes indicated that 
some of the Trustees had met with the Governor in July about 
the disposition of the President's Office and had received 
assurances that the Governor was not going to reorganize the 
University of Massachusetts through the budget process. He 
added that contrary to recent newspaper accounts, the budget 
for the President's Office has been funded for a full year, 
at a fifty percent reduction. He said the Board would be 
looking at the Saxon Commission report, other reorganization 
proposals, and working with the Legislative Commission to 
organize the University in a more efficient and effective 
way within the context of the existing University structure. 



He continued by saying the challenge before the Board, in 
light of the current budget and fiscal constraints, was to 
continue to assure the residents in the Commonwealth that 
the University of Massachusetts is an institution where 
students can receive an excellent education that will allow 
them to be competitive as they enter the world. 

He added that the President and Chancellors were asked to 
establish a plan which would allow the University to 
maintain the quality it has achieved in the past decade and, 
hopefully, continue to move forward in the years ahead, 
probably at a slower pace given the realities of the 
situation. 

The President, in beginning his report, announced that 
Janyce Napora, University Controller and Assistant Vice 
President for Management and Fiscal Affairs, had accepted a 
position as Vice President for Administration and Finance at 
Salem State College. 

He then addressed the budget for FY90. The University 
has been appropriated state funds totaling a little over 
$249 million. This represents $2 million less than what was 
appropriated in FY88, and $14 million less than the FY89 
appropriation before the reversion process. In looking at 
the economic state of affairs in New England and revenue 
estimates, the University needs a stabilization program for 
maintaining access to excellence within the University over 
the next three years. He added that for this three-year 
period, a budget stabilization plan would require a 
reduction in staff and enrollment of up to ten to fifteen 
percent, varying among campuses because of different 
conditions. Part of the real need is to deal with support 
accounts within the University which have been starved over 
the last two to three years. Library purchases are down, 
and only small amounts of money have been allocated for 
maintenance of academic equipment. Quality cannot be 
maintained in an academic institution by letting maintenance 
go by the Board. 

The Chancellors then spoke to the impact of this budget 
on their campuses. 

Chancellor Duffey said that there are 160 fewer 
administrative staff than a year ago, 24 fewer faculty, and 
the campus is foregoing and cancelling a number of one-time 
expenditures this year, some of which pose a very serious 



threat. Among those cited was a reduction in the coal pile. 
Last year among many acts to meet the mandated reversion, 
$350 thousand was not spent in this area. A prolonged 
weather situation which reduces that pile too low could 
freeze the campus. Other projects to be cancelled include 
projects to enhance research and teaching. 

He said reductions will not be applied across the board 
but will be distributed in an appropriate way. In every 
possible case, it is hoped that reductions can take place 
through attrition and the reassignment of staff, but there 
may be layoffs. 

Chancellor Penney reported that this year graduate 
applications were up 18%, transfer by 11% and freshman down 
3%. 

She then presented statistical data related to the 
budget. The FY88 allocation to the campus was $61 million, 
in FY89 $62 million and FY90 is $58 million. She reviewed 
steps already taken; enrollments have already been dropped 
considerably, a year ago all positions were frozen and the 
campus operated with an overall 12% vacancy rate. One- 
hundred and twenty sections of classes were cut affecting 
students who have not been able to get the courses needed to 
graduate. The administrative staff has also been reduced by 
several positions saving $1 million. An additional $1 
million will be reduced from the administrative side and 
$1.4 has been assigned to be reduced from the academic 
areas. The next actions to be taken will be to force 
vacancies higher. Two task forces have been put into place 
to look at the academic and administrative areas and to 
report by August 31st where additional cuts can be made. 

Chancellor Laster reported that in FY88 the state 
provided $32.5 million (11%) of the total budget. In FY89 
the states portion decreased to 10%. For the current budget 
period, it has been cut to 8.5, Unable to cut programs, 15 
non-academic state positions have been frozen and 
departments have had to cut their expenses. 

President Knapp commented that the University has gotten 
through this period partly through increases in tuition and 
fees, but that raises the question of how long we can 
continue to do that and still maintain access for the 
students of the state. 






In closing, Chair Oakes said that the University is 
attempting to continue to preserve the investment and 
commitment to provide the Commonwealth with a qualified 
workforce that allows it to prosper and compete in a world 
economy. The investment made in the University is an 
investment in the future of the State. He said the 
University will continue to provide the state with quality 
graduates, unfortunately, for the short-term, the University 
cannot provide as many. 

Trustee McBay than gave the report of the Committee on 
Academic and Student Affairs. She added that the Committee 
at its next meeting would be discussing with faculty from 
respective campuses the programs in the School of Education 
and is very interested in the preparation of teachers and 
whether or not these programs are reflecting the latest 
national reports linked to education. 

Secondly, the Committee heard presentations from the 
Amherst and Boston campuses on retention issues and will be 
discussing them in more detail at the next meeting. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment 
with tenure of the following individuals: 

Dr. Phillip Bricker as Associate Professor of 

Philosophy 
Dr. Neil Immerman as Associate Professor of 
Computer and Information Science 
Dr. Chisato Kitagawa as Professor of Asian 
Languages and Literatures 

(Doc. T89-066) 

And further, 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the award of 
tenure to the following individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Byung H. Kim as Associate Professor of Mechanical 

Engineering 

Angel G. Loureiro as Associate Professor of 

Spanish and Portuguese 

Rodney Warmick as Associate Professor of 

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University of Massachusetts at Boston: 

James Fraser as Associate Professor of the 

General Center, College of Public and Community 

Service 

Eugene Gallagher as Associate Professor of 

Environmental Science 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: 

Roger W. Craig as Associate Professor of Cell 
Biology 

Robert L. Walton as Professor of Surgery 
(Doc. T89-067) 

And, 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the transfer of 

tenure of Professor Richard Yarde from the Boston 
campus to the Amherst campus. (Doc. T89-068) 

And further, 

VOTED : To approve the May, 1989 graduation lists of the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst subject to 
the completion of all requirements as certified 
by the Recorder of the campus. (Doc. T89-001C) 

And, 

VOTED : To approve the change in nomenclature for the 
Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology to Ph.D. in 
Counseling Psychology at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. (Doc. T89-065) 

And further , 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of a track in 
Environmental Biology in the Ph.D. in 
Environmental Sciences Program at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston. 

To approve a change in nomenclature for the 
Masters Degree in Applied Marine Ecology to a 
Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston. (Doc. 
T81-017, Addendum 1. 



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And further , 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of a joint Doctor of 
Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in 
Medical Sciences with the Worcester campus and 
the Tufts University School of Veterinary 
Medicine. (Doc. T89-061) 

And, 

VOTED : To endorse in principle the development of a 

Doctoral Program in Education at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston as contained in Doc. 
T89-062. 

Trustee DiCara reported on the actions taken by the 
Budget and Financial Affairs Committee. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To revise the Statement of Trust for the 

Undergraduate Curriculum Support Trust Fund as 
follows: 

"The Academic Support Trust Fund is to be used 
for general support of academic and curricular 
programs at the discretion of the Chancellor and 
Provost in areas related to the operation of the 
campus. Proceeds from this trust fund, however, 
may not be used for utilities or general building 
maintenance." (Doc. T88-063, Addendum 1) 

Trustee Rooney is recorded as opposed. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To authorize the President to expend the 

following amount of trustee reserve in FY90 for 
the purpose of implementing the development 
proposals contained in Doc. T89-059. 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: $220,000 

University of Massachusetts at Boston: $150,000 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: $ 130 . 000 

$500,000 

And further, 



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To, in principal, recommend a total of $1,250,000 
for three years out of trustee reserve to fund 
the development proposals. 

To bring these proposals back to the committee 
for review each fiscal year. 

Trustee Haynes commented that the Committee spent a great 
deal of time on this issue and has tried to obtain 
measurable goals and objectives. The Committee will be 
following this process and be very involved in this area. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve an increase in the Curriculum Support 
Trust Fund Fee at the Amherst campus by $50 per 
undergraduate student for the 1990 spring 
semester and adding a $50 fee for graduate 
students during the 1990 spring semester. (Doc. 
T88-063) 



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And further, 

VOTED : Whereas, the Board of Trustees hereby determines 
that retrenchment for financial reasons may be 
necessary, the President of the University is 
hereby directed to fulfill any and all 
obligations relative thereto arising under 
collective bargaining agreements or under 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E, and to 
undertake such actions and make determinations as 
he shall deem necessary for the operation of the 
University. 

Furthermore, in light of the anticipated or 
actual unavailability of funds necessary to 
maintain the current level of staff and services 
in Fiscal Year 1990, to authorize the President 
of the University to undertake such actions, 
grant such delegations of authority, and make 
such determinations as he shall deem necessary 
for the operation of the University. 



And, 



VOTED : To adopt the University of Massachusetts at 

Amherst Professional Non-Academic Staff Reduction 
in Force Policy for FY1990. (Doc. T89-076) 



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And further, 

VOTED ; To approve the FY90 Trust Fund Interest 
Allocations as contained in Doc. T89-079 



And, 

VOTED: 



To approve the University Policy for Management 
of Non-State Funds as contained in Doc. T89-017 



And further, 



VOTED: 



And, 

VOTED: 



To authorize the Treasurer of the University, 
subject to review by the President's office, to 
enter into a three year lease with the General 
Services Administration for 780 square feet of 
office space in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. (Doc. 
T89-080) 



To establish the Admissions Processing Trust Fund 
at the University of Massachusetts at Boston 
which self-supporting trust fund shall have as 
its purpose, support of the activities of 
enrollment services in recruitment and processing 
services for undergraduate and graduate 
applicants and students. Further, to approve the 
budget and the one-time application processing 
fee of $5.00 for undergraduate students and 
$10.00 for graduate students as contained in Doc. 
T89-081. 



And further, 

VOTED: To delete the following sentence in the original 
vote of the Vivian Carolyn Savio Scholarship 
Fund: 

"This and other securities which may be added to 
the fund shall be held separate from the "pooled" 
endowment funds of the University until January 
1, 1985 at which time any change in the portfolio 
may be exercised at the discretion of the Board 
of Trustees." 

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"This and other securities which may be added to 
the fund shall be invested as part of the 
University's pooled endowment funds." (Doc. T75- 
021, Addendum 1) 

And further, 

VOTED : To rescind the prior approval of a $250,000 loan 
or loan guarantee to UMed, a subsidiary of 
University Health Systems, for the home care 
program. 

And further, 

Further, to rescind the prior approval of a 
$250,000 loan from the Teaching Hospital Trust 
Fund to University Health Systems. 

And, 

To approve an extension of the term of prior 
loans to University Health Systems to five years 
from the original loan date. (Doc. T87-042 and 
Doc. T86-013) 

And further, 

To approve a loan guarantee on a loan of up to 
$250,000 from a commercial bank to UMed, a 
subsidiary of University Health Systems, for the 
purpose of financing ongoing operations and new 
program pre-startup expenses, provided that the 
loan guarantee be secured by a repayment 
guarantee by University Health Systems, and 
provided that the term and conditions of the loan 
guarantee shall be subject to approval by the 
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs, 
the Chancellor of the Medical Center and the 
Board of Directors of University Health Systems 
and the Board of directors of UMed. 

And, 

To approve in principal the concept of University 
Health Systems/MEDPRO in developing a nursing 
home to assist the Medical Center. 

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VOTED : To approve the Special and Community Activities 
Fund/Operating Support Fund Checking Account 
Audit. (Doc. T89-074) 

Chair Oakes then gave the report of the Executive 
Committee. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To amend the Procedures for Processing Items 

Recommended for Consideration by the President 
and the Board of Trustees (Doc. T83-115A) by 
deleting on page 1, #2 and substituting therefore 
the following: 

Formal submissions of recommendations for 
consideration shall be made to the President and 
are to be received no later than 31 days prior to 
the Trustee Committee meeting. 

And further, 

VOTED : To approve the Business Expense Policy as 
contained in Doc. T89-069. 






And, 



VOTED: 



To amend the Executive Compensation Policy (Doc. 
T87-032B) by inserting at the end of the 
paragraph relating to Private Club Memberships 
" (This applies only to a President and/or 
Chancellor appointed prior to July 1, 1989 unless 
specifically approved by the Board of Trustees.)" 



And further, 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the May 17th Hospital 
Management Board meeting including the April, 
1989 unaudited financial statement, and the 
appointments and reappointments to the medical 
staff. (Doc. T89-070) 



And, 

VOTED: 



To reaffirm the following Board Votes: 

Board vote of December 6, 1978: 

To reaffirm the delegations of authority to 
the Treasurer set forth in Doc. T78-126, viz 



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1 . Custody of investment of endowment funds 

2. Investment of short-term cash "float" 

3. Acquisition of and sale of real property on 
behalf of the University 

4. Financial relationship with the University of 
of Massachusetts Building Authority 

5. Official signatory for University checks 

6. University banking relationships including 
control of opening and closing bank accounts 

7. Fire, casualty and liability insurance 

8. Contract and grant signatory. 

Board vote of October 13, 1981: 

To affirm that the Treasurer of the University 
of Massachusetts or his designee, shall be the 
sole contracting officer of the University 
with the authority to execute all contracts, 
grants, restricted gifts (excluding 
endowments) , and amendments thereto for 
sponsored program in instruction, research, or 
public service, unless and until otherwise 
voted by the Board of Trustees. 

Board votes of August 7, 1985: 

To authorize the Chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts at Worcester, 
in consultation with the Office of the 
President, to negotiate and execute 
contracts developed in accordance with 
the provisions of the January 8, 1976 
Interagency Agreement (Doc. T76-031C) or 
as may be amended by consent of all 
parties thereto; further, to authorize 
the Chancellor to delegate to the Dean 
the authority to execute such agreements 
and contracts in the absence of the 
Chancellor. 



b. To authorize the Chancellor of the Medical 

Center to execute on behalf of the University 
in FY1979 and subsequent years such Hospital, 
Reimbursement Agreements with Blue Cross of 
Massachusetts, Inc., and/or its successor as 
are substantially similar in concept and 
reimbursement mechanisms as are now in effect 






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and as may be required for participation in the 
Blue Cross service plan whereby payment for 
hospital care, treatment, and reimbursement for 
other health services are provided by Blue Cross 
to members of such plan. 

c. Further, to authorize the Chancellor of the 

University of Massachusetts Medical Center to 
delegate to the Dean of the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester the authority to 
execute such agreements and contracts in the 
absence of the Chancellor. (Doc. T82-072) 



And, 



VOTED : To approve the filing of an application for a 
Determination of Need by the University of 
Massachusetts Medical Center, consistent with 
Doc. T89-071A, and to authorize the Chair to 
submit on behalf of the Board of Trustees a 
letter of endorsement in support of the 
application. Further, that the Board of Trustees 
shall review the application submitted, and any 
amendments thereto, and shall receive periodic 
updates regarding the progress of the application 
as they shall determine. 

And further , 

VOTED : To approve the Land Use Policy as contained in 
Doc. T89-072A. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. 




Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, October 4, 1989 

Room 222, 250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Trustees and Trustee Staff: Trustee Oakes, Chair; Trustees 
Baker, Bowman, Carl in DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Huang, 
Kruczek, Mahoney, Nakajima, Reed, Rooney, Teixeira, and 
Zervas; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary. 

Trustees Absent: Trustees Huguenin, McBay, and O'Leary 

University Administration: President Knapp, Vice President 
Lenhardt, Mr. Searson, General Counsel. 

UM/Amherst: Chancellor Duffey, Provost O'Brien, Professor 
May, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney, Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester: Chancellor Laster, Dr. Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Trustee Oakes, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:15 
a.m. The first item on the agenda was consideration of the 
minutes of the previous meeting of the Board. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the August 2, 1989 
meeting of the Board of Trustees 

Chair Oakes began the Chair's report by stating that at a 
dinner held the previous evening the Board had heard from the 
Deans from the campuses concerning the implications of the 
budget crisis on the campuses. Speaking for the trustees in 
attendance, he said that they were impressed with the quality 
and the thoroughness. He added that the university sector 
will be working cooperatively with the Board of Regents to 
aggressively pursue solutions to the current budget problems. 
Reporting about the press conference held preceding the Board 
meeting, he said the Board of Trustees would be communicating 
the seriousness of the current budget situation and 
of preserving the institution at the quality level its 
achieved. He then called on President Knapp. 



President Knapp devoted all his remarks to the budget and 
stabilization plans. As part of his report, he noted that 
non-state funds, as a percentage of total revenue, had 
increased from fifty-nine percent to sixty-nine percent 
between 1987 and projected for 1992 while state funds have 
decreased from forty percent to thirty percent. As a result 
of the cuts in the last two years, the burden has shifted to 
the students. Tuition has increased sixteen percent and 
curriculum fees have been instituted. Funds retained from 
these increases have only partially offset the monies cut by 
the state. The effect has been that non-personnel accounts 
have been stripped to the lowest possible level and funding 
has been reduced for academic equipment, library books and 
educational supplies. Virtually no capital funding is 
available for renovations, maintenance or repairs in FY' 90. 
The difficulty with cutting these accounts is that they 
provide the resources which recruit and retain faculty at the 
University. 

In reviewing the three year stabilization plans, he said 
the fundamental assumption has been stable state funding 
through 1992, and that is currently in jeopardy. The goals 
of the plans were to continue to reduce personnel, stabilize 
the spending rate for salaries in future years, restore 
funding to academic support accounts, keep fee increases to 
an absolute minimum, assume tuition increases of no more than 
seven percent annually, and, as a result, significantly 
downsize the university for the next three years. 

The Chancellors then spoke to the impact on the campuses 
as a result of the current fiscal situation. 

Chancellor Duffey said the Amherst campus made the decision 
to begin reducing the size of the institution. This will 
result, by next year, in a decrease in faculty and staff by 
about five percent and a reduction of approximately four and 
one-half percent within the student body. He described the 
process followed and targets for this year and next. At the 
same time, he said the campus is trying to restore some 
balance and stability to the budget to achieve a process where 
faculty have adequate support. 

Chancellor Penney said that the Boston campus* ability to 
fulfill its mission as a Massachusetts' urban public 
university is severely threatened because of the drastic 
budget cuts of the past two years and the threat of yet 
another one. In reviewing the cuts in the last fourteen 
months, she said the goal has been to preserve the academic 
program before everything else. The campus is operating with 
thirty eight fewer positions than it did a year ago, the 
equivalent of closing a small school or program in a single 
year. 



In speaking to the three year stabilization plan, she said 
the plan would reallocate resources in order to ensure quality 
in the academic programs. This reallocation accomplished 
through a combination of forced vacancies and seme revenue 
increases from fees and tuition would require staff 
reductions, both faculty and administrative/professional of 
sixty positions over the three years, saving ever S2 million 
in salary costs. The remaining reductions would be 
accomplished through retirements and resignations rather than 
layoffs. Anticipated increases in revenue would :e 
distributed among the non-salary expense accounts so that 
funds for maintenance, equipment, repairs, cleaning and other 
critical activities could be maintained at a level which would 
ensure the quality of the enterprise. She emphasized that the 
plan would mean severe hardship for the campus and the 
students, but would put the university en a footing which 
provides the foundation for continued academic excellence. 

She also added that cutting another $2.9 million from the 
budget during this fiscal year would require further extensive 
staff reductions and the effect on the university would oe 
devastating. A five percent cut would strike a the heart of 
social conscience for it would significantly block the artery 
of equal educational opportunity that has been the mission of 
the Boston campus. 

Chancellor Laster then spoke about the impact at the 
Medical Center. The annual operating budget for FY' SO is S3 IS 
million. The state's appropriation before the five percent 
reversion would be 9 . 4 percent of the total budget. The money 
the state provides pays for the Medical School and to a very 
small extent the Nursing School. It provides the foundation 
on which all of the rest is derived. Under the stabilization 
plans an additional fifteen positions will be eliminated. He 
added that the campus will be visited shortly by an 
accrediting team for the medical school to evaluate among 
other things its financial stability and look at library 
funding and future prospects. 

He also spoke about the problems the hospital is 
experiencing with medicaid cutbacks, increased salary demands, 
and a variety of other issues. 

In concluding his remarks, President Knapp said that in 
certain respects the state is placing a very substantial 
burden on higher education than other parts of the state 
enterprize. In recent discussions with Administration and 
Finance there were discussions proposing out-of-state tuition 
be raised to the level of full costs. This could increase 
state revenue by $12 million but could easily change the mix 
of students, particularly on the Amherst campus. Another item 



being looked at is the charging of fringe benefits for all 
non-state supported trust funds, including the hospital, the 
housing and dining operations and the campus center. This is 
a $35 million problem and funds can only be raised through an 
increase in charges. 

After listening to comments from the faculty 
representatives, Chair Oakes said it was important for the 
entire University community to mobilize and to communicate 
the importance of the University mission. Professor Ernest 
May from the Amherst campus announced that on October 2 9th, 
the Massachusetts Society of Professors would be hosting a 
major fund-raising banquet at which entertainer and University 
alumnus Bill Cosby would be guest speaker. The proceeds from 
the banquet will go toward a "University Fund for the Future." 
to help support a three year Outreach Campaign to develop 
public support for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Tn the absence of the Trustee McBay, Trustee Baker gave 
the report of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To concur with the President in the appointment 
with tenure of the following individuals: 

Dr. Robert Helgesen as Professor of Entomology 
Dr. Donald Maddox as Professor of French and 
Italian (Doc. T89-085 & Doc. T89-088) 

And further, 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the award of tenure 
to Dr. Easwar Iyer as Associate Professor of 
Marketing. (Doc. T89-089) 

And, 

VOTED : To approve the September 1, 1989 graduation list 
at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
subject to the completion of all requirements as 
certified by the Recorder of the Campus. (Doc. 
T89-001D) 

And further, 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of the Edward R. 
Budnitz Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the 
University of Massachusetts at Worcester; and, 
further, to approve the appointment of Dr. Joseph 
Alpert, Director of Cardiovascular Division, 
Department of Medicine as the first incumbent. 
(Doc. T83-103, Addendum 1) 






Next on the agenda was the report of the Committee on 
Budget and Financial Affairs. Trustee Carlin, who reported, 
asked Trustee Naka j ima to comment on the budget situation from 
the student perspective. Trustee Naka j ima said at the Amherst 
campus there are a number of student concerns among them the 
issue of decreasing financial aid, the shortening of library 
hours, significant increases in class size, and a concern 
about the students' ability upon graduation to compete for 
jobs. 

Turning to the agenda, the first item was the FY '90 Budget. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the FY90 Operating Budget as contained 
in Doc. T89-077. 

And further, 

To allocate $300,000 from Trustee Reserve to the 
Campus Contingency Pool raising the total available 
in the pool to $3,000,000. 

The next item on the agenda was the Hospital Trust Fund 
Guarantee . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve a loan guarantee by the Hospital Trust 
Fund for a loan from a commercial bank of up to 
$950,000 to MedPro, Inc., a subsidiary of 
University Health Systems, Inc., for the purpose 
of providing for MedPro 's share of the capital 
requirements of the nursing home partnership 
program, provided that the loan guarantee be 
secured by the assets of MedPro, Inc. and 
reimbursement guaranteed by the University Health 
Systems, Inc., and provided further, that the terms 
and conditions of any loan guarantee shall be 
subject to approval by the Vice President of 
Management and Fiscal Affairs, the Chancellor of 
the Medical Center and the Board of Directors of 
MedPro . 

Further, 



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To approve a loan guarantee by the Hospital Trust 
Fund on a loan of up to $300,000 from a commercial 
bank to MedPro, Inc. , a subsidiary of University 
Health Systems, Inc., for the purpose of providing 
for MedPro' s share of the working capital 
requirements of the nursing home partnership 
program, provided that the loan guarantee be 
secured by the assets of MedPro, Inc. and by a 



reimbursement guarantee by University Health 
Systems, Inc., and provided further that the terms 
and conditions of the loan guarantee shall be 
subject to approval by the Vice President for 
Management and Fiscal Affairs, the Chancellor of 
the Medical Center and the Board of Directors of 
University Health Systems, Inc., and the Board of 
Directors of MedPro. 

Two Personnel Actions at the Amherst and Worcester campuses 
were considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve an overscale salary of $92,000 for Dr. 
Robert Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food and 
Natural Resources and Professor of Entomology at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. (Doc. 
T89-085) 

And further, 

VOTED : To approve an overscale salary of $70,000 for Dr. 
Deborah Hines as Associate Dean of Minority Student 
and Community Academic Affairs at the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester. (Doc. T89-101) 

The next item dealt with an Amendment to the Healey and 
Public Service Funds. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To amend the February 27, 1985 votes of the Board 
of Trustees concerning the Joseph P. Healey and 
Public Service Endowment Funds by deleting: 

"Earnings, both realized and unrealized totaling 
7% of the principal at the beginning of the fiscal 
year prior to their availability, shall be allotted 
each year for current use, any additional earnings 
shall be re-invested and such earnings shall be 
added to the principal. In calculating the amount 
to be allotted, funds added to the principal 
balance by the University's Operating Budget shall 
be deemed part of the principal at the beginning 
of that fiscal year." 

And by inserting in place thereof the following: 

"Income earned in the previous year shall be made 
available for expenditure." 

The Board then considered rescinding a previous vote 
authorizing a long term Lease of Land at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED: To rescind the October 7, 1987 vote of the Board 
of Trustees authorizing the Chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst to lease for 
a period of 99 years two acres of land to the Town 
of Amherst. (Doc. T87-090) 

Next considered was the rescinding of the Trust Fund 
Management Pol icy ♦ This was a housekeeping item resulting 
from the Board's approval of the Policy for the Management of 
Non-State Funds. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To rescind the Trust Fund Management Policy as 
contained in Doc. T83-008A. 

The Board then adopted a resolution dealing with the 
Accounting Practices for the 53rd Pavweek. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has 
chosen to defer the 53rd payweek and not allow 
accrual based accounting procedures for FY9 and 
intends to pay this expense with FY91 funds by 
implementing a biweekly payroll system. BE IT 
RESOLVED, that the University of Massachusetts will 
follow proper accrual accounting procedures by 
paying the 53rd payweek expense for the 
University's non-state funded employees in FY90. 



In concluding the committee report, the Board considered 
Audits. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To accept the following audits: 

Worcester Campus Inventory Audit (Doc. T89-099) 
State Audit Report on the Student Activities Trust 
Fund (Doc. T89-100) 

Trustee Bowman reporting for the University Relations and 
Development Committee said that as the state continues to cut 
the University budget, the University is looking outside to 
significantly expand its development efforts. He reported 
that the Amherst campus has recently received two $1 million 
grants and at Worcester one $700,000 grant. He also said the 
Committee is looking at a request from the Amherst Alumni 
Association to fund that Association from interest received 
on the principal monies raised from the Alumni Telethon funds. 
He added that the Committee was favorably impressed with the 
overall plans for the Association. 

Trustee Naka j ima in the absence of Chair Huguenin reported for 
the Affirmative Action Committee. He said the Committee 



reviewed the Resolution in Support of Pluralism and Policy 
Against Intolerance and a revised statement which resulted 
from the Committee's discussion was in each Trustee folder. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the Resolution in Support of Pluralism 
and Policy against Intolerance as contained in Doc 
T89-090A. 



And further, 



That each Chancellor periodically disseminate the 
Trustees' Resolution in Support of Pluralism and 
Policy Against Intolerance throughout the campus 
community and incorporate them in all relevant 
University publications. 

That each Chancellor promote educational 
activities, plans, and initiatives that enlighten 
each campus community to the need for an 
appreciation of human dignity, individual rights, 
and pluralism. 

That each Chancellor develop ways to identify, 
analyze and remedy any institutional practices that 
give rise to racial, ethnic, cultural or religious 
intolerance and discrimination. 

The procedures for handling complaints and for 
recording reported violations of the Board of 
Trustees' Policy Against Intolerance shall include 
the Code of Student Conduct, UM/Amherst, the Code 
of Conduct, UM/Boston, and the procedures contained 
in the Affirmative Action Plans of the Office of 
the President and of each campus; other recording 
procedures shall be established as the President 
and each Chancellor deem appropriate. Reports of 
violations shall be filed by each Chancellor with 
the Office of the President, and the President 
shall file a report with the Board of Regents on 
a biennial basis. 



Also for consideration were the Affirmative Action Plans 
for the Office of the President and Worcester campus. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the 1989-1990 Affirmative Action Plan 
for the Office of the President as contained in 
Doc. T89-091. 

And further, 

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VOTED : To approve the 1989-1990 Affirmative Action Plan 
for the University of Massachusetts Medical Center 
as contained in Doc. T89-092. 

Chair Oakes then gave the report of the Executive 
Committee. The Hospital Management Board Minutes were 
considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the June 21, 1989 
Hospital Management Board including the 
appointments and reappointments to the Medical 
Staff. 

The Appointment of Robert Helaensen as Dean of the College 
of Food and Natural Resources at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst was then considered. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: To concur with the President in the appointment of 
Dr. Robert Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food 
and Natural Resources at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. (Doc. T89-085) 

Next on the agenda was the Naming of the Dental Health 
Clinic and the Totman Gymnasium Pool, both at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To name the Dental Health Clinic at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst in honor of Dr. Henry 
Lubin for his outstanding service to the University 
and to the field of dental health. (Doc. T89-086) 

And further, 

VOTED : To name the Totman Gymnasium Pool at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst for Esther Wallace, in 
recognition of her thirty-three years of dedication 
to the University and the community. (Doc. T89-087) 



Trustee Carlin said that Chancellor Laster's remarks should 
not go unnoted. The Hospital does have serious financial 
problems. Trustee Foley pointed out that this was not a 
problem unique to Worcester but is endemic to all hospitals 
in Massachusetts. Secondly, Trustee Carlin commended Trustee 
Rooney for his recent letter to the Trustees concerning the 
plight of the Boston campus in regard to the current fiscal 
problems. 

Under Other Business . Chair Oakes announced the 
appointment of the Nominating Committee: Trustee Zervas, 



Chair, Trustees Bowman and Huguenin. 

Chair Oakes called for a motion to go into Executive 
Session to discuss Honorary degrees. He announced that the 
Board would not reconvene in open session. At 10:30 a.m., it 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes then voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Baker, Bowman, Carl in, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Huang, 
Kruczek, Mahoney, Nakajima, Reed, Rooney, Teixeira, and 
Zervas. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m. 

Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary to 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

AMHERST • BOSTON • WORCESTER 



OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY 

250 STUART STREET 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02116 

(617) 482-8400 



November 6, 1989 



MEMORANDUM TO: Board of Trustees 
FROM: Cynthia A. Fontai 
SUBJECT: Notes from October 25th 




Attached are notes from the session on October 25th with the University sector Boards of 
Trustees. 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

October 25, 1989 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Gordon N. Oakes, Jr., Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Massachusetts opened the 
meeting at 10:25 a.m. The purpose of the meeting between the three boards was to pursue a discussion of 
the commonality between the three Universities and more specifically what the boards could agree on 
in order to protect and enhance the efforts and mission of the universities. 

He then introduced Richard Donahue, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Lowell. 
Chair Donahue spoke of his Board's commitment to the students to not downsize the university, cut 
programs or deny admission to any qualified students. Further, the U/Lowell Board has committed 
itself to the students that it would not surprise them with additional fee increases. 

Robert Karam, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Southeastern Massachusetts University then spoke to 
SMU's efforts to get through the current budget crisis. He added that one of his goals for the meeting 
was to identify how the three boards could collectively speak as one voice on certain issues and how 
they can articulate their differences from other parts of the higher education system. 

Presidents Hogan, Brazil, and Knapp as well as Chancellors Duffey, Laster and Penney spoke to the 
effects the budget crisis was having on their institutions and the approaches the institutions are 
proposing to deal with the budget cuts. 

President Hogan, noting efforts the campus is taking with parents and students, indicated a sense that 
there is no support from them for a general tax. However, discussion about a dedicated tax for education 
yielded very strong support from that constituency. 

President Knapp noted that there were three fundamental issues. The first being the change in the 
balance of financial support for public higher education from a state funded basis shifting it to students 
and parents. This policy changes the nature of accessibility to higher education. Second, the crisis in 
confidence of students, parents, and employees. Third, the need for the trustees to intervene in the 
political process to get across the issue of the threat to the quality of the institutions. 

There then ensued an open discussion. Some of the points raised were: 

•The trustees were appointed to represent the public interest and to support public higher education. 
This imposes a strong moral obligation to maintain quality and the role trustees play is a decisive one. 
The trustees have the responsibility to act and take the consequences to prevent public higher education 
from becoming destroyed and dismantled. 

•The trustees need to develop a consensus and put forth an agenda that will represent compromise. The 
three issues to look at: 

1. Quality of the system, what can be compromised and what cannot; 

2. Accessibility, specifically as it relates to the university system, and what standards we are 
committed to; and 

3. Funding, specifically the balance of funding between the students and state. Proposals 
looking at the issue of taxes and a viable strategy need to be identified and supported. 

• Business needs to be in the forefront in support of higher education. 

Chancellor Duffey then proposed as a starting point of discussion the development of legislation which 
could be entitled the Public University Act of 1990. It would be legislation that would set the charter 
for each institution and define what it does, speak to the issue of a formula of the state's commitment 






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(such as funding for the maintenance of buildings) and the commitment to opportunity. (Maryland has 
recently instituted similar legislation.) 

• It was suggested that issues of governance must be addressed but not immediately. 

• It was the consensus of the group that there would be an Ad Hoc Group comprised of three members of 
each board that would be assisted by the Presidents and Chancellors to lay out an outline of legislation 
to be put forth for 1990. This group would define expectations for the university sector that could serve 
as the mandate the legislature enacts for higher education. The group will also develop a plan for 
trustees to visit with various editorial boards with the common theme of building public support. The 
notion is that the bill should be ready for the November 17th meeting with the Board of Regents. 

• It was suggested that the Committee maintain broader scope. There may be pieces that would require 
legislative action but that other issues raised today would form the agenda. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m. 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Thursday, November 9, 1989; 3:00 p.m. 

Room 22 2 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chair Oakes; Trustees Baker, 
Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, O'Leary, 
Mahoney, Nakajima, Rooney, Teixeira and Zervas; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Huang, Huguenin, Kruczek, McBay 
and Reed 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt, General Counsel Searson 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Professor Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Chair Oakes called the special meeting of the Board of 
Trustees to order at 3:30 p.m. and called on President 
Knapp . 

President Knapp said the meeting was called as a result of 
fiscal difficulties within the state. He then reviewed what 
has occurred since the beginning of the fiscal year. The 
latest development has been a request for public higher 
education to revert $35 million subsequently reduced to $2 5 
million. He added that the $35 million has been removed 
from the higher education accounts and will be released upon 
the filing of the reversion plans totaling $25 million. 
There is currently an amendment to the budget bill before 
the House Ways and Means which incorporates this reversion 
plan. Other pending legislation which affects the 
University includes provisions for the Board of Regents to 
increase out-of-state tuition in the second semester to 
include all direct and in-direct costs, restrictions to 03 
appointments and provisions which assess funds for fringe 
benefit payments to trust funds. 

Trustee Carlin then reported for the Budget and Financial 
Affairs Committee. The Committee recommended the Board 
approve the following action. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED ; To approve an overscale salary of $130,000 for 

Peter Van Etten as Deputy Chancellor for Finance 
and Management at the Medical Center. (Doc. T8 9- 
096) 

Vice President Lenhardt then outlined the action needed 
under FY '90 Budget . Specifically, to authorize each campus 
to reduce their subsidiary budget in terms of the state 
appropriation for the University for FY '90. This action is 
required because the Executive Branch has frozen up to 2 0% 
of the state appropriation and will not release those funds 
until a specific plan to reduce the subsidiaries is put 
forth. 

Chancellor Laster described the UM/Worcester proposal. 
He indicated that the campus goal, as it approached this 
reversion, was to protect the core academic mission of the 
institution. Sixteen percent of the reduction will come 
from salaries. 

After discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To table action on the FY '90 budget. 

Trustee Carlin reported that the Committee did not reach 
resolution about the matter of increases in the Curriculum 
Support Fee at the Amherst and Boston campuses, but agreed 
to place the matter before the full Board for discussion and 
a final determination. Trustee Bowman made a motion to 
approve the fee increases. It was seconded. Trustee Carlir 
moved to amend the motion by adding after the word less 
"that a freeze be put on any additional fee increases to the 
balance of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1990." 

Discussion ensued. It was pointed out that legislation 
pending before the House to charge fringe benefit costs for 
Trust Funded employees to the institution might require the 
Board to consider further fee increases. 

Trustee DiCara then suggested that there be a resolution 
by the Board that it is approving the increases in fees with 
the specific intent that it prefers a tax solution, and is 
giving the administrators the flexibility to respond in the 
event the Legislature does not. 

It was seconded and 

VOTED : To add after the word less "That a freeze 

increase be put on any additional fee increases 
for the balance of the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1990." 



Trustee Rooney then made a statement regarding the 
proposed fee increases, a copy of which is attached to the 
minutes. 

John Gately, Chair of the Public Policy Committee of the 
Student Senate at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, 
spoke to the fee increase. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : WHEREAS, the members of the Board of Trustees of 
the University of Massachusetts undertakes with 
the greatest of seriousness their duties under 
the General Laws; and 

WHEREAS, this Board seeks to provide the 
President and the Chancellors with the 
flexibility necessary to continue, as best as 
possible, to provide a quality education to those 
students enrolled in the University; and 

WHEREAS, it is with greatest reluctance that the 
Board votes for any increases in fees, especially 
during the school year; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT 

the Board of Trustees of the University of 
Massachusetts calls upon the Legislature and 
Executive Branches to enact tax programs 
necessary to stem the decline in the access to 
and quality of public higher education in 
Massachusetts and to do so forthwith. 

Trustees Carlin and Bowman are recorded as opposed. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : Conditional upon the State mandating a 
4% reversion in the State 
appropriation, the Chancellors are 
hereby authorized to implement 
increases in the Curriculum Support 
Fee up to a maximum of $3 50 per 
semester for undergraduate and 
graduate students at the Amherst 
campus and at the Boston campus up to 
a maximum of $2 00 per semester for 
full-time students, $75 per semester 
for students with 4 to 7 credits, and 
$25 per semester for students with 3 



credits or less; and that a freeze be 
put on any additional fee increases 
for the balance of the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1990. 

And, to approve the revised budgets as 
contained in Doc. T89-103. 



Trustees Foley, Haynes, Nakajima, O'Leary and Rooney are 
recorded as opposed. 

Trustee Carl in then made a motion to approve the Revised 
Statement of Trust for the Curriculum Support Fees . It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To revise the statement of Trust for the 

Curriculum Support Trust Funds at the Amherst, 
Boston and Worcester campuses as follows: 

"The Curriculum Support Fund is used to 
support the education and general mission of 
the campus including both academic and 
institutional support activities.", as 
contained in Doc. T89-103. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the revised FY '90 State Appropriation 
Subsidiary Budgets for the Amherst, Boston, and 
Worcester campuses as contained in Doc. T89-103. 

Chair Oakes then presented the Executive Committee items. 
Chancellor Laster spoke to the Reallocation of Positions . 
He said this was to allow administrators to cope with fiscal 
problems at the hospital and to reallocate individuals to 
other available positions at the institution at lower salary 
levels. 



It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : Notwithstanding any other policy, rule, 

regulation, or practice, whenever in the judgment 
of the Chancellor of the Medical Center an 
anticipated or actual unavailability of funds is 
likely to render impossible the maintenance of 
the current level of staff and 

services at the Medical Center, the Chancellor is 
hereby authorized to reassign non-unit employees 
to different positions, appropriate to the 
employees 1 skills and capacities, regardless 
whether such positions are at a lower grade 



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level, and to adjust the salaries of such 
reassigned employees to salaries commensurate 
with the reassigned positions. Further, to 
authorize the Chancellor to prepare and implement 
guidelines for such reassignments. (Doc. T89- 
105) 

The next two items concerned the Deputy Chancellor's 
position at the Medical Center. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To change the position title of Deputy Chancellor 
for Financial Affairs at the Medical Center to 
Deputy Chancellor for Finance and Management. 
(Doc. T88-052) 

And further, 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the appointment 
of Peter Van Etten as Deputy Chancellor for 
Finance and Management at the Medical Center. 
(Doc. T89-096) 

Trustee O'Leary asked that staff prepare information on 
initiative petitions which impact on the University. There 
being no further business to come before the Board the 
meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m. 

Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 

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STATEMENT OF TRUSTEE RICHARD ROONEY 

BEFORE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

NOVEMBER 9, 19 89 



"I'd like to make a two minute statement concerning 
this proposal. 

I want to be sure my fellow Board members, students, 
and campus administrators understand my vote today. 

The last few months have been agonizing for those 
entrusted with protecting the integrity of this 
institution. 

We have watched thousands of lay-offs in the public 
sector as well as tens of thousands in the private 
markets. We watch a state deficit climb to more than 
$700 million after the first quarter. We see public 
resentment toward any tax package limit the availability 
of resources for our University. 

Most disheartening has been the incoming tide of 
resentment toward public higher education. 

These and other factors have severely limited our 
options for resources required of research universities. 

We are cancelling subscriptions for library books, 
periodicals and journals. We have students sitting in 
overcrowded classrooms, on filthy carpets infected with 
fruit flies. 

My campus has attempted to get our message out. 
Since writing the Trustees last, I've initiated petitions 
to the Legislature, written letters to newspapers, given 
speeches in classrooms, and held forums with guest 
speakers. I've participated in Statewide committees and 
helped to organize our statewide rally. I've been on TV 
and radio and filed bills on Beacon Hill. I've lobbied 
Legislators and handed out leaflets to anyone who will 
listen. 

The reality is, there just isn't any support out 
there. We're not going to get any money from the State 
and more than likely we will get less in the future. 

I'm very well aware of what this fee increase means 
to our campus and the programs we offer here. At this 



point there is a direct relationship between fees and 
programs. The problem is we're paying more and getting 
less . 

I've tried over the last week to illustrate to 
students the conditions we face and the environment we 
operate in, but there are those who elect not to accep- 
and function within this construct. There are those wh: 
insist on "no fee increases and no further cuts" yet th- 
propose no realistic options for getting us through thi: 
very difficult period. The position of "no fees and r.c 
cuts" -- at this time in Massachusetts is unrealistic ai 
irresponsible. 

When my younger brother decides to come here I feai 
he will not have the same opportunities I had to imprcv- 
his life. 

So today, I vote an opinion which does not reflect 
my understanding, nor my conscience. Instead, I make _. 
symbolic gesture and reject this fee proposal. 

I realize structured organizational changes must 
occur on my campus but as the Chancellor has stated, 
these procedures cannot be made overnight. They take 
lengthy, sober, consideration by all sectors of the 
University -- faculty, students and administration. 

Finally, I ask the students to take a long, hard 
look at the external forces controlling our budgets and 
to keep in mind when saying no fees, no cuts, a full 
understanding of the consequences of such statements." 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Wednesday, December 6, 1989; 9:00 a.m. 

Conference Room 

State Archives Building 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Trustees and Trustee Staff : Chair Oakes; Trustees Baker, 
Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Kruczek, 
Mahoney, McBay, Nakajima, O'Leary, Rooney and Zervas; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Trustees Absent : Trustees Huguenin, Reed and Teixeira 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt, Smith and Tribble; Associate Counsel Bench 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting at 9:00 a.m. The first 
item on the agenda was consideration of the minutes of the 
previous meetings of the Board. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the October 4th meeting 
of the Board of Trustees. 

Chair Oakes reported that the budget situation continues 
to be fluid, at best. In working with the three campuses, 
he said he mailed a letter to all alumni as a first attempt 
from the Trustee level to get the alumni active in the 
political process. He noted that responses have been at 
both ends of the spectrum, with the vast majority very 
supportive. 

He said the University should not lose sight during these 
times of the great accomplishments made over the entire 
history and, in particular, the decade and of the excellent 
educational opportunities available at the University. 

President Knapp then summarized the current situation 
with respect to the budget. The House has passed a savings 
package now before the Senate. Within that package are four 
items related directly to the University: 1) the increase in 
out-of-state tuition at full direct cost, 2) provisions 



related to the 03 account within the state budget which 
could seriously affect the University since all teaching 
assistants are paid from that account; 3) provisions for the 
University to pay fringe benefits for all Trust Funded 
employees. This provision hits the hospital 
disproportionally. Finally, within the House package there 
are plans for a $10 million budget restoration for higher 
education. 

Chancellor Duffey reported on faculty awards, visits to 
the campus by the Ford Foundation, and the announcement of a 
visit by former President Alfonsin of Argentina, followed by 
a visit by the current Ambassador of the new government in 
Argentina. 

Chancellor Penney reported that the campus commitment to 
Affirmative Action has been strengthened this year, both 
among the student body and faculty and staff. This fall 
over 25.4% of the minority freshmen class were minority 
students. The campus has the highest minority population, 
17.7%, of any public college in Massachusetts and New 
England. Faculty and staff minority recruitment also 
continues to be successful. The percent of full-time 
faculty who are minority has gone from 12% to 13.9% this 
year and the percentage of full time faculty who are female 
has also increased from 33% to 35%. She also spoke about 
grants awarded to the campus and major events to be held in 
connection with the 2 5th Anniversary. 

Chancellor Laster announced that the School of Nursing 
has been awarded an initial full eight year accreditation. 
The visitation team cited the outstanding faculty, 
curriculum and students and especially noted the merits of 
the evaluation program which they called a model evaluation 
program for all graduate schools of nursing. The School of 
Medicine was also revisited for its accreditation and 
awarded a full 5-year accreditation. 

Trustee McBay then reported for the Committee on Academic 
and Student Affairs. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To concur with the President in the award of 
tenure to Dr. Thomas J. Smith as Professor of 
Family and Community Medicine at the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester. (Doc. T89-107) 

And further, 

VOTED : To approve the December, 1989 graduation lists at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston and 
Worcester subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of the 
Campus. (Doc. T89-001E) 



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And, 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of the Institute of 
Latino Community Development and Public Policy as 
described in Doc. T89-108; further, to name the 
Institute in memory of Mauricio Miguel Gaston, a 
Latino community activist and member of the 
faculty of the College of Public and Community 
Services from 1980 to 1986. 

She also commented that the Committee was pleased it 
would be meeting jointly with the Committee on Budget and 
Financial Affairs to discuss the implications of the budget 
actions on the academic programs at the University. 

Trustee Bowman then reported for the University Relations 
and Development Committee giving a historical perspective of 
the establishment of the Development Effort at each of the 
three campuses. He added that the committee has been 
discussing the next steps to make the development program 
more effective and recommends an allocation of an amount not 
to exceed $150,000 to fund an effort to be guided by outside 
experts to position the University, its faculty and its 
program in such a way as to increase the likelihood that 
outside development efforts will be successful. 

It was moved, and seconded. Discussion ensued and 
Trustee Carl in then moved to amend the motion by striking 
paragraph four and inserting the words "In the opinion of 
the Trustees and development experts, the importance of a 
positive image of the University is necessary to increase 
the effectiveness of those development efforts." It was 
seconded and the following resolution was adopted as 
follows: 

WHEREAS: The budget for the University has been 
severely restricted for each of the 
past three years, cutting into the 
quality of the institution while 
passing more of the financial burden 
to the students and their families; and 

WHEREAS: The deepening fiscal crisis of the 

Commonwealth portends even more cuts 
and continued challenges; and 

WHEREAS: The Trustees have allocated funds to 

the campuses for the expressed purpose 
of raising funds from private sources 
through increased development efforts; 
and 

WHEREAS: In the opinion of the Trustees and 
development experts, the importance 



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of a positive image of the University- 
is necessary to increase the effective- 
ness of those development efforts; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the Trustees allocate an amount 
not to exceed $150,000 from Trustee 
Reserve to fund an effort guided by 
outside experts to position the 
University, its faculty, and its 
program in such a way as to increase 
the likelihood that outside development 
efforts will be successful. (Doc. T89- 
116) 

Trustee Haynes is recorded as opposed. 

Trustee Bowman then introduced a motion to allocate 
$75,000 to the Amherst Alumni Association to re-establish 
contacts with Amherst Alumni which have been reduced because 
of the budget crisis and to establish four alumni clubs in 
metropolitan cities. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To authorize an allocation of $75,000 from 

Trustee Reserve to the Amherst Alumni Association 
as a one-time seed grant; provided, that prior to 
the allocation of funds the Alumni Association 
submit to the President a budget and that 
periodic reports reflecting expenditures also be 
submitted. (Doc. T89-117) 

Chair Oakes then recognized Trustee Foley who commented 
on Chancellor Duffey's efforts at the campus and echoed the 
sentiments of other Trustees concerning the Chancellor's 
role in the University for the future. It was moved, 
seconded and 



WHEREAS: Joseph Duffey has guided through his 

sensitive leadership the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst to its present level 
of distinction, and 

WHEREAS: He has become a national spokesperson on 

issues of concern to higher education, 
thereby enhancing the University's visibility 
and prestige, and 

WHEREAS: He has labored tirelessly on behalf of the 

University both within the Commonwealth an 
across the country, 



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THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the Board of Trustees recognizes his 
contributions to the University and hopes 
that he will continue to play a major role in 
shaping the institution as it moves toward 
maintaining its position of greatness into 
the year 2 000 and beyond. 

Trustee Carlin then presented the recommendations of the 
Committee on Budget and Financial Affairs. The first item 
was Audits . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To accept the following audits: 

Group Practice Plan - FY89 Financial Statement 
(Doc. T89-112) 

Self-Insurance Trust (UM/W) - FY89 Financial 
Statement (Doc. T89-113) 

WFCR-FM and Friends of WFCR, Inc. - FY9 
Financial Statement, Management Letter and Annual 
Audit (Doc. T89-111) 

The next item was the Student Athletic Fee at UM/ Amherst . 
Trustee Foley presented the recommended increase of $16 for 
academic year 1990-1991. The Athletic Department faces a 
deficit due the the current budget crisis and the loss in 
revenue earned from the athletic fee because of the decrea- 
in the number of students. If an increase is not approved, 
a number of sports would have to be dropped from 
intercollegiate athletics to club status. He added further 
that scheduling and recruitment problems prevent this iter 
from being considered in April with the review of all fees. 

Chancellor Duffey alerted the Trustees to the factors t 
be considered; the possibility of a substantial student fe< 
increase when the Convocation Center opens, how hockey wi 1 '. 
be funded and the fact that other fees will be increased 
because of the fringe benefit question. 

Trustee Nakajima spoke to the need for maximum 
flexibility and planning and would like to see the impact 
developing the hockey team. 

After lengthy discussion, it was the sense of the meet. 
that the fee increase would be for one year and that 
maximum flexibility be retained at the Chancellor's level 
and President's Office to transfer funds as necessary. 
Further, that the campus explore all alternatives before 
February and if not necessary the fee not be implemented. 

It was moved, seconded and 

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VOTED : To approve a $16 increase in the student athletic 
fee at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
effective for the Academic Year 1990 -1991. 

Trustees Baker, Carlin, Rooney and Zervas are recorded as 
opposed. Trustee Haynes is recorded as abstained. 

President Knapp then introduced an item not on the 
agenda related to relocating the horse barns presently on 
the site where the arena is to be constructed. He said 
there is a farm currently in foreclosure proceedings which 
presents an opportunity for the University from a long term 
perspective to solve the problem of relocating the existing 
horse barns. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To request the Building Authority to provide for 
a transfer to the Foundation of $660,000 set 
aside for the transfer and reconstruction of 
horse barns and use those funds as part of the 
funding to acquire Young Meadow Farm. 

Chair Oakes then reported for the Executive Committee. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the minutes of the September 21st 

Hospital Management Board minutes including the 
June, July and August, 1989 unaudited financial 
statements, and the appointments and 
reappointments to the medical staff. (Doc. T8 9- 
104) 

Under Other Business , Trustee Zervas reported for the 
Nominating Committee. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To confirm and approve the officers and 

committees of the Board set forth in Doc. T8 9- 
106, all to serve until the next annual meeting 
of the Board. 

Chair Oakes called for a motion to enter Executive 
Session to discuss Collective Bargaining. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as well as Trustees 
Baker, Bowman, Carlin, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, 
Huang, Kruczek, Mahoney, McBay, Nakajima, O'Leary, Rooney 
and Zervas. The time was 10:30 a.m.. The meeting adjour: 
at 11:00 a.m. 



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Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, January 2 5, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Room Sl-123 

University of Massachusetts 

Worcester, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff 



Chair Oakes; Trustees 



Bowman, Foley, Huguenin and Kruczek; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Carlin and McBay 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Lenhardt and Smith; Ms. Willits, Associate 
Vice President for Human Resources; Mr. Searson, 
Gene ral Counsel 

UM/Amher st : Provost O'Brien 

UM/Bos t on : Chancellor Penney 

UM/Wor cest er : chancellor Laster 

Trustee Oakes convened the meeting at 2:09 p.m. 
and asked President Knapp to report on the budget. 



He initially reported on the impact of the fiscal 


problems encountered over the past eighteen months, 


and that the use of Trustee reserve and increased fees 


has enabled the University to avoid having to 


terminate any employees for the spring semester. 


However, unless the University receives additional 


funds there could be layoffs in the next fiscal year. 


He added that at each campus, there have been hiring 


freezes which have resulted in 150 vacant positions at 


Amherst, 166 positions at Boston, and 16 positions at 


Worcester. With regard to enrollment, over 400 


academically qualified students were not admitted to 


Boston and the campus has dropped its enrollment by 


over 1000 FTE since July. At Amherst, 100 students 


were not admitted for the spring semester. While the 


mass reduction in the number of sections being offered 


was eliminaed by the use of reserve funds, Amherst 


still closed 300 sections and Boston closed 40. To 


help meet mandated reversions, non-unit professionals 


were not given pay increases until January 1, 1989 as 


opposed to September for all unionized employees. 


Other savings generated came at the expense of 


non-personnel accounts with restrictions on equipment, 


purchases, travel and basic supplies instituted. 



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He then re 


ported on the Governor' 


s budget 


recommendation 


for 


FY90 . The overall 


appropriation 


for all twenty 


-nine 


public institutions is recommended 


to increase by 


$31 


million over last 


y ear . Of that 


$31 million, one third of it goes to 


suppo rt the 53rd 


pay period in 


FY90 , 


$6 million for in 


f la t ion , 


annual iza t ions 


, etc 


., and il.2 million in reserve 


funds for heat 


ing costs at UM /Boston. 


There are 


provisions for 


salary increase monies 


alt houg h the 


amount is unci 


ear . 


Approximately $4 


million is 


included in program 


improvement to be 


distributed to 


the campuses b 


y the 


Board of Regents, 


and there is a 


provision for 


tuition retention in th 


e amount of $18 


million. 









The issues which the Board needs to consider in 
the context of the budget are tuition increases, 
retention, and the examination of continuing fees and 
programmatic reductions. 

He also reported that he met yesterday with 
representatives of the Faculty Council, Faculty 
Senates, Faculty and Staff unions, student 
governments, the Alumni Association, and that group 
has established a committee to coordinate their 
activities on presenting the University's case for 
funding to members of the General Court. 

He concluded his report by saying the Amherst 
campus is also undertaking a series of activities in 
this regard including inviting alumni legislators to 
the campus, plans for a Town Meeting with parents, and 
having faculty, staff and student organizations engage 
in letter writing campaigns. Similar efforts are 
projected on the other campuses. 



The Committee then considered the A 
Vice Chancellor for University Relation 
Medical Center. Chancellor Laster, in 
item, described the responsibilities of 
which will include government liaison, 
public information, public relations, p 
alumni affairs. He reviewed the search 
recommended the appointment of Mr. Albe 
Mr. Sherman is currently Associate Vice 
Development at Boston University. His 
experience includes a similar assignmen 
University Medical School and he has he 



ppo intment of a 
s_ at the 
presenting this 

the position 
development 
ublications and 

process and 
r t Sherman . 

President for 
previous 
t at Boston 
Id a variety of 



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management positions outside of higher education, 
was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED ; To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the appointment by the 
Chancellor of Albert Sherman as Vice 
Chancellor for University Relations at the 
Medical Center. (Doc. T89-010) 



The next i 
to Positions o 



tern was the Creation of and Appointments 
f Deans for the School of Nursing and 



the School of Public Affairs a 
O'Brien indicated that the Aca 
Affairs Committee had reviewed 
reorganize the current structu 
Health Sciences upon the retir 
Darity and replace the current 
and Public Health as Schools h 
The changes would more accurat 
activities, require no program 
additional resources. It was 
the individuals currently acti 
programs be elevated to the re 



t UM/Amh 
demic an 

the cam 
re of th 
emen t of 

di v isio 
ead ed by 
e ly de sc 
mat i c ch 
further 
ng as d i 
s pec t i ve 



erst. Provost 
d Student 
pus proposal to 
e School of 

Dean William 
ns of Nursing 

its own dean. 
r ibe the current 
anges or 

recommended that 
rectors of those 

deanships. 



Dr. Laster asked the Committee to set these 
proposed actions in the context of a larger policy 
issue and revisit the intent of the Trustees in regard 
to the role of the Worcester campus as the lead focus 
for health related programs within the University and 
within the entire spectrum of higher education. He 
indicated that the campus has been pursuing the 
development of a programmatic master plan and the 
concept of establishing a school of Preventative 
Medicine or School of Public Health warrants serious 
consideration. He hoped that the existence of a 
similar school with a similar title and mission would 
not constitute a significant barrier especially if the 
University is still living under conditions of 
resource scarcity. He expressed a similar concern 
related to a new School of Nursing. 

He proposed that there be a re-examination of the 
policy implication of the existence of the academic 
health center vis-a-vis the University and a 
delineation of some of the actions that might be taken 
in the future to implement the concept of Worcester as 
the lead campus in health. 

After discussion, it was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board create the 

positions of Dean of the School of Nursing 
and Dean of the School of Public Healtn at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst 



And further, 



To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the appointments by the 
Chancellor of Melanie Dreher as Dean of 
the School of Nursing and Stephen Gehlbach 
as Dean of the School of Public Health. 
(Doc. T88-082) 

And further , 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board direct the 
President to assess the feasibility of 
developing a set of policies concerning 
the concept of a lead campus, particularly 
as it relates to health care sciences and 
report back to the Executive Committee 
within a year. 

The next item on the agenda was the Naming of the 
Institute for Governmental Services in honor of 
Maurice Donahue whose distinguished public service 
includes President of the Massachusetts Senate. In 
that capacity, he was responsible for legislation 
creating the Boston and Worcester campuses. He 
retired from the Senate to become Director of the 
Institute for Governmental Services and served the 
University for 17 years. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board name the 

Institute for Governmental Services in 
honor of Maurice Donahue, retired director 
of the Institute for Governmental services 
and champion for the cause of public 
higher education in general and the 
University of Massachusetts in 
particular. (Doc. T89-007) 



The Committee then discussed 


University 


Health 


Systems, Inc. which is a non-pro 


fit corporation 


created in 


1984 to conduct activities that 


would 


benef it t h 


e interest of the Medical Center. 


Chair 


Oakes indicated that University 


Health Systems has 


been deeme 


d as a state agency, and it is th 


e desire o 


its Board 


of Directors to remove 


it from th 


i s status . 


An op inion 


from the State Ethics 


Commis s i on 


indicated 


that by making moderate changes 


to the by-1 


aws , this 


wou Id put 


it into a non-state ag 


ency form. 


Thi s 


providing 


that the members of th 


e Board of 


Trustees 


unde r stood 


the original intent and that the 


changes 


would not 


change the activities, 


but it may 


make it 


easier to 


conduct its business. 


He reported that one 




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of the changes the Board of Directors has made was to 
change the provision of the by-laws that requires the 
Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees to serve as Chair 
of University Health Systems, Inc. He also announced 
that Andrew Knowles was elected to serve as the 
Chair. It was the sense of the Committee that the 
Board of Directors was moving in the appropriate 
direction and Counsel Searson was asked to help 
accomplish this change. 

The Hospital Management Board Minutes were then 
considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
minutes of the October 19th and November 
16th of the Hospital Management Board 
including the September and October, 1988 
unaudited financial statement, and the 
appointments and reappointments to the 
Medical staff. (Doc. T89-008) 

The last item acted on by the Committee was the 
Boston campus proposal to Award the University Medal 
to Sidney Kaplan, Professor Emeritus of English at the 
Amherst campus and his wife Emma who have worked with 
the Boston campus and its Trotter Institute on Black 
Studies. it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board award the 

University Medal for Outstanding Service 
to Sidney and Emma Kaplan in recognition 
of their continuing service to the 
University and the Commonwealth. (Doc. 
T89-009 ) 

Chair Oakes then asked for a motion to go into 
executive session to discuss strategy with respect to 
Collective Bargaining. 

At 3:20 p.m. it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To go into executive session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Bowman, Foley, Huguenin and Kruczek. 

At 3:55 p.m. the Committee came out of Executive 
Session. There being no further Dusiness to come 
before the Committee the meeting adjourned at 3:56 
p.m. 



Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, March 22, 1989; noon 

Room Sl-123 

University of Massachusetts 

Worcester, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair Oakes; Trustees 
Bowman, Foley, Huguenin, Kruczek and McBay; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary 

Committee Members Absent: Trustee Carlin 

Other Trustees: Trustees Baker, Knowles, and Orefice 

University Administration: President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt and Smith; Acting Associate Vice President Tribble; 
Mr. Searson, General Counsel 

UM/Amherst : Provost O'Brien, Professor Kinney 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster, Professor Cooke 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting at 12:15 p.m.. The 
first item on the agenda was Report of the Commission on the 
Future of the University. He indicated that the Commission 
concluded its work at the end of February with the issuing 
of its report, which he said was very well written and will 
have a place in the history of the evolution of the 
University. He thanked the Commission for their hard work 
in putting the report together. 

He then updated the Committee on the progress since the 
report's publication and the simultaneous report issued by 
Chancellor Jenifer to the Board of Regents. He said he had 
met with the Chair of the Board of Regents, Paul Tsongas , 
and appeared before the Board of Regents at their March 14th 
meeting. At that meeting, he asked the Board of Regents to 
table their recommendations that dealt with the structure of 
the University of Massachusetts and asked that members of 
the respective boards be appointed to work together to 
address areas of differences as they relate to structure. 
The Regents did not table the recommendations at that time 
since their vote was only to distribute and seek comments on 
the recommendations. They did, however, agree that a 
working group should be formed and discussions commence with 
both parties. He added that the comments and discussion at 
that meeting and on-going dialogue has been very cordial, 
and there seems to be an attitude of honestly wanting to 
work out the differences. 

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The Committee then focused its discussions on the 
Commission report. President Knapp, the Chancellors and 
Provost O'Brien commented on their assessment of the report 
and perceptions and concerns of faculty, staff and students 
to the report. 



There was a lengthy discussion which focused on: the 
supportive nature of the Commission's report as it related 
to formula funding, budgeting, the quest for excellence and 
the need to establish a world class university, and the need 
to further examine the governance issue because it involves 
more than the current university structure. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : In the history of every great 
university, there are 
important decision points 
which alter the direction of 
the institution. It is the 
Trustees' belief that the 
report of the Commission on 
the Future of the University 
will mark a significant moment 
in the evolution of the 
University of Massachusetts. 

It is therefore recommended 
that the Board take the 
following action: 

To accept the report of the 
Commission on the Future of 
the University. 

To endorse the Commission's 
conclusion that the 
Commonwealth requires a world 
class public university if it 
is to serve the citizens of 
the state and to meet 
society's need for new 
knowledge and access to 
opportunity. 

To endorse the Commission's 
conclusion that greater 
responsibility and 
accountability are needed at 
the institutional level in 
order to achieve the goal of 
building a world class 
university. 



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To adopt the Commission's 
recommendations calling for 
decentralizing budgetary 
authority to institutional 
Boards of Trustees, to move 
towards a system of formula 
funding, to increase the 
University's external support 
base, and to reduce the time 
needed for critical capital 
projects . 

To adopt the Commission's 
recommendations that improved 
access, expanded partnerships 
with urban schools, and more 
careful assessment of student 
learning are vital for 
fulfilling the mission of a 
public university. 

To initiate discussions with 
the Board of Regents , the 
Board of Trustees of Lowell 
and SMU and other interested 
parties to determine how to 
strengthen the University 
sector within the system of 
Massachusetts public higher 
education . 

To direct the Chair to express 
the Board's appreciation and 
gratitude to the members of 
the Commission for the time 
and effort they devoted to 
this task, particularly to Dr. 
David Saxon for his leadership 
as the Commission's chair, and 
to express the Board's 
appreciation to the 
Commission's Executive 
Director, Dr. Mortimer Appley, 
and the staff which assisted 
him. 

The next item on the agenda was the minutes of the 
Hospital Management Board. Without discussion, it was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board 
approve the minutes of the 
December 21, 1988 and January 
18, 1989 Hospital Management 
Board including the November 



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and December 1988 unaudited 
Financial Statements and 
appointments and 
reappointments to the Medical 
Staff. (Doc. T89-029) 

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Chair Oakes then introduced the next item, University 
Health Systems By-laws. He reviewed the history of the 
creation of the corporation, created by the Board in 1984 
conduct activities that would benefit the interest of the 
Medical Center. The intent of the action before the 
Committee was to clarify the relationship between the 
corporation and the University of Massachusetts. It was 
moved, seconded and 



to 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board 
recognize that University 
Health Systems of New England, 
Inc. ("UHS") was organized and 
has been operated as an 
independent, non-profit 
corporation, separate and 
distinct from the University 
of Massachusetts; and further 
to recognize that the 
University has never taken any 
action to delegate to UHS, or 
otherwise to authorize UHS to 
carry out the performance of 
any of the functions delegated 
to the University by the 
legislature; and further, to 
recognize that UHS ' s sole 
authority to carry out its 
activities derives from its 
corporate charter and the laws 
of the Commonwealth having 
general application to non- 
profit corporations. 



The Committee then considered the Drug Free Workplace 
Act of 1988 . Acting Associate Vice President Tribble said 
that the University must be in compliance with the 
provisions of this legislation if it is to continue to 
receive Federal grants and contracts. In addition to 
prohibiting the manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, 
possession or use of a controlled substance, the legislation 
requires as a condition of employment under a federal grant 
that employees notify the University of any criminal drug 
statute conviction. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED: To recommend that in 

accordance with the Drug-Free 
Workplace Act of 1988, the 
Board of Trustees of the 
University of Massachusetts 
hereby notifies its employees 
that, effective March 18, 
1989, the unlawful 
manufacture, distribution, 
dispensing, possession or use 
of a controlled substance, as 
defined in the act, is 
prohibited in the workplace, 
whether on or off the 
University premises, when an 
employee is directly engaged 
in the performance of work 
pursuant to the provisions of 
a Federal grant. A violation 
of these prohibitions and any 
applicable regulations under 
the act may result in 
discipline up to and including 
termination. Further, the 
Board of Trustees directs that 
the President undertake any 
and all actions required by 
the act or any regulations 
promulgated thereunder. 



The next item was the Appointment Paul Page as Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst. Chancellor Duffey recommended 
the appointment of Mr. Page through December 31, 1991. Mr. 
Page has been Acting Vice Chancellor since July, 1988 and 
prior to that he served as Associate Vice Chancellor and 
Director of Budget and Financial Affairs at the campus. It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board 
concur with the President in 
the appointment of Paul J. 
Page as Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance at 
the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. 
(Doc. T89-031) 

The Committee then reviewed the housing allowance for 
the President and Chancellors as required by the Executive 
Compensation Policy and reaffirmed its previous action. It 
was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board 

reaffirm the housing allowance 
for the President and the 
Chancellors as contained in 
Doc. T87-032B. 



As requested by Trustee Orefice, the Committee 
discussed Legal Repres enta tion for Officers of the Student 
Government Ass ociation. This item arises from legal actions 
which followed the controversy surrounding last year's 
Student Government Election and future litigation which may 
involve students who are sued while acting in their official 
capacity as an officer of the Student Government 
Association. An alternate suggestion to university 
representation or hiring of an outside lawyer was that the 
Student Government purchase officers' liability insurance 
from their budgeted funds. Provost O'Brien and Counsel 
Searson were asked to resolve this issue. 

President Knapp then asked that the Committee table the 
next item concerning Alumni Support Fund . After further 
consultation with the Chancellors, guidelines would be 
established and recommended to the Committee on Budget and 
Financial Affairs. 

Chair Oakes then announced that the Governor would be 
swearing in new trustees on Thursday, March 23rd at 10:30 
p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College and that Trustee 
Thalia Zervas had been reappointed for a second term. All 
trustees were invited to attend the swearing in. 

Chair Oakes then asked for a motion to go into 
executive session to discuss honorary degrees and strategy 
with respect to collective bargaining. 

At 2:20 p.m., it was moved, seconded and 
VOTED: To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Bowman, Foley, Huguenin and Kruczek. 

At 2:41 p.m. the Committee came out of executive 
session and it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board 

award honorary degrees to the 
individuals agreed upon in 
executive session and to 
instruct the Chancellors at 
the Boston and Worcester 
campuses to proceed with the 
necessary arrangements. 

There being no further business to come before the 
committee the meeting adjourned at 2:42 p.m. 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 



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Thursday, May 18, 1989 1:00 p.m. 

University of Massachusetts 

Room Sl-123 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Oakes, Trustees 
Bowman, Carlin, Foley, and Huguenin; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary and Mrs. DeVico 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Kruczek and McBay 

Other Trustees : Trustees DiCara, Haynes, Orefice, Reed 
and Teixeira 

Administration : President Knapp, Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt and Smith, Counsel Tillotson, Associate Vice 
President Tribble 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney 

UM/Worceste r : Chancellor Laster; Professor Cooke, 
Faculty Representative 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting at 1:10 p.m. The 
first item on the agenda was the Hospital Management 
Board Minutes which included appointments and 
reappointments to the Medical Staff and the January 
and February, 1989 unaudited Financial Statements. It 
was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
minutes of the February 15th and March 
15th Hospital Management Board including 
the appointments and reappointments to 
the Medical Staff and the January and 
February, 1989 unaudited Financial 
Statements. (Doc. T89-049) 

The next item on the agenda was authorization for 
the Director of Public Safety to issue Road 
Certifications for the Amherst campus roads and rights 
of way. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Board that the 
Director of Public Safety at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst be 
and hereby is authorized to issue Road 
Certifications for the Amherst campus 
roads and right of way. And further, 
that all prior certifications made by the 
Treasurer and/or Associate Treasurer be 
and hereby are ratified. (Doc. T89-050) 

sident Knapp in introducing the next item, 
1 Needs Positions , said the Secretary of 

ion and Finance, as a budgetary savings 
instituted a freeze on filling all 



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xcept those determined to be critical. The 

of the Board of Regents forwarded this 

o the campuses and has asked higher 

o abide by the request. The recommendation 

Committee authorizes the President to fill 

eds positions until June 30, 1989. It was 

nded and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 
President to fill critical needs 
positions within the University until 
June 30, 1989 

Chair Oakes then asked for a motion to go into 
executive session to discuss collective bargaining and 
honorary degrees. 

At 1:30 p.m. it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Bowman, Carlin, Foley and Huguenin. 

At 2:25 p.m., the Committee came out of executive 
session and under other business the Committee 
discussed Multi-year appointments for professional 
employees. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Board that the 

President present, for informational 
purposes, to the Budget and Financial 
Affairs Committee at their regular 
meetings the names and titles of all 
University employees who receive 
employment agreements exceeding one year. 



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And, that the President assure that the 
performance review policy for 
professional employees which is currently 
in effect is observed. 



There being no further business to come before the 
Committee the meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. 




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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, August 1, 1989; 3:00 p.m. 

2 50 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair Oakes, Trustees 
Bowman, Carl in, Foley, Huguenin, Kruczek and McBay, Mrs. 
Fontaine; Administrative Secretary 

Other Trustees: Trustees Haynes, Nakajima, Reed, Rooney, 
and Zervas 

University Administration: President Knapp, Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt and Smith, and General Counsel Searson. 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Duffey, Provost O'Brien, and 
Professor Kinney; Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney and Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster, Vice Chancellor Sherman, 
and Professor Cooke; Faculty Representative 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting to order at 3:25 p.m. 
and recognized John T. Sweeney, President of the Amherst 
campus Alumni Association and former Trustee. Attorney 
Sweeney asked the Committee to consider a resolution which 
he presented to transfer trust fund interest monies 
associated with the Alumni Association to the Alumni 
Association. He indicated that these funds would be used as 
seed money to implement programs related to a reorganization 
of the Alumni financial picture, reorganization of the 
Board's infrastructure and a strengthening of alumni clubs. 
Having just received the document, Chair Oakes asked that 
this item be considered by the University Relations and 
Development Committee. 

The next item on the agenda was to amend the Procedures 
for Processing Items Recommended for Consideration by the 
President and Board of Trustees. This change in deadline 
dates for receipt of campus material in the President's 
Office was required due to the consolidation of the 
committee and board meeting schedule. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: To amend the Procedures for Processing Items 

Recommended for Consideration by the President 



and the Board of Trustees (Doc. T83-115A) by- 
deleting on page 1, #2 and substituting therefore 
the following: 

Formal submissions of recommendations for 
consideration shall be made to the President and 
are to be received no later than 31 days prior to 
the Trustee Committee meeting. 

The next item was the Business Expense Policy which 
codifies and consolidates business expense policies into a 
University Policy. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the Business Expense Policy as 
contained in Doc. T89-069. 

Then considered was an Amendment to the Executive 
Compensation Policy. Vice President Lenhardt indicated that 
the Business Expense Policy eliminates the existing practice 
of providing the President and Chancellors with a club 
membership for business purposes. Those memberships were 
part of the original compensation package negotiated at the 
time of employment. The proposed amendment "grandfathers" 
this. expense for individuals currently in office. After 
discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To amend the Executive Compensation Policy (Doc. 
T87-032B) by inserting at the end of the 
paragraph relating to Private Club Memberships 
" (This applies only to a President and/or 
Chancellor appointed prior to July 1, 1989, 
unless specifically approved by the Board of 
Trustees. ) " 

The next item was consideration of the Hospital 
Management Board Minutes . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the minutes of the May 17th Hospital 
Management Board meeting including the April, 
1989 unaudited financial statement, and the 
appointments and reappointments to the medical 
staff. (Doc T89-070) 

The next item on the agenda was the annual reaffirmation 
of Delegations of Authority in order to comply with state 
requirements concerning the Medical Center. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: To reaffirm the following Board Votes: 

Board vote of December 6, 1978: 

To reaffirm the delegations of authority to the 
Treasurer set forth in Doc. T78-126, viz: 



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1. Custody of investment of endowment funds 

2. Investment of short-term cash "float" 

3. Acquisition of and sale of real property on 

behalf of the University 

4. Financial relationship with the University 

of Massachusetts Building Authority 

5. Official signatory for University checks 

6. University banking relationships including 

control of opening and closing bank 
accounts 

7. Fire, casualty and liability insurance 

8. Contract and grant signatory. 

Board vote of October 13, 1981: 

To affirm that the Treasurer of the University of 
Massachusetts or his designee, shall be the sole 
contracting officer of the University with the 
authority to execute all contracts, grants, 
restricted gifts (excluding endowments) , and 
amendments thereto for sponsored program in 
instruction, research, or public service, unless 
and until otherwise voted by the Board of 
Trustees. 

Board votes of August 7, 1985: 

a. To authorize the Chancellor of the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester, in consultation with 
the Office of the President, to negotiate and 
execute contracts developed in accordance with 
the provisions of the January 8, 1976 Interagency 
Agreement (Doc. T76-031C) or as may be amended by 
consent of all parties thereto; further, to 
authorize the Chancellor to delegate to the Dean 
the authority to execute such agreements and 
contracts in the absence of the Chancellor. 

b. To authorize the Chancellor of the Medical Center 
to execute on behalf of the University in FY 1979 
and subsequent years such Hospital , Reimbursement 
Agreements with Blue Cross of Massachusetts, 

Inc. , and/or its successor as are substantially 
similar in concept and reimbursement mechanisms 
as are now in effect and as may be required for 
participation in the Blue Cross service plan 
whereby payment for hospital care, treatment, and 
reimbursement for other health services are 
provided by Blue Cross to members of such plan. 

c. Further, to authorize the Chancellor of the 
University of Massachusetts medical Center to 
delegate to the Dean of the University of 

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Massachusetts at Worcester the authority to 
execute such agreements and contracts in the 
absence of the Chancellor. (Doc. T82-072) 

The next item discussed was the Land Use Policy. Vice 
President Lenhardt said this policy attempts to establish 
guidelines for the campuses to consider prior to bringing 
their requests to the Board of Trustees. During 
consideration of the policy, the Committee agreed to amend 
the policy to include an early review by a Committee of the 
Board. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the Land Use Policy as contained in 
Doc. T89-072A. 

Chancellor Laster then addressed the Committee about the 
Hospital Expansion. He said this was one of the most 
critical items which would come forth from the campus in 
relation to the hospital. He said the hospital has reached 
its limit for growth yet the demands, services and need for 
its activity in relation to its teaching mission continue to 
grow. He then outlined the expansion will increase hospital 
beds by two hundred and four, operating rooms by eight, and 
provide additional space. The estimated cost is $151 
million. Daniel McCann from the campus spoke to the filing 
of the Determination of Need and informed the Committee that 
at a meeting with the Division of Capital Planning and 
Operations regarding the process, it was agreed that with 
for this application only the campus would have the 
flexibility to make changes over the next two years without 
a new filing. 

Chancellor Laster requested the Committee's endorsement 
to the principal of the expansion and submission of the 
application of the determination of need but agreed, as 
requested, to provide periodic updates regarding the status 
of the project. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To approve the filing of an application for a 
Determination of Need by the University of 
Massachusetts Medical Center, consistent with 
Doc. T89-071A, and to authorize the Chair to 
submit on behalf of the Board of Trustees a 
letter of endorsement in support of the 
application. Further, that the Board of Trustees 
shall review the application submitted, and any 
amendments thereto, and shall receive periodic 
updates regarding the progress of the application 
as they shall determine. 

President Knapp then said that the Long Range Planning 
Process was currently on-going and suggested the committee 
pursue discussion on this matter at a later date. 

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I Chancellor Penney reported that the Radio Station WUMB 

would be expanding its broadcast radius to the Spencer area 
through the purchase from Worcester County Christian 
Communications, Inc. of the construction permit for WAYW-FM. 

Chair Oakes then asked for a motion to go into executive 
session to discuss collective bargaining. 

At 5:10 p.m., it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees Bowman, 
Carl in, Foley, Huguenin, Kruczek, and McBay. 

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee came out of Executive Session 
and the meeting adjourned. 






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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, October 3, 1989 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair Oakes; Trustees Bowman 
Carlin, Foley, Kruczek, and McBay; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary 

Committee Member Absent: Trustee Huguenin 

Other Trustees: Trustees Baker, Haynes, Huang, Nakajima, 
Rooney, and Zervas 

University Administration: President Knapp and Vice 
President Lenhardt 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Provost O'Brien, and 
Professor May 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney and Professor Hogarty 

UM/Worcester: Chancellor Laster and Professor Cooke 



Chair Oakes called the meeting to order at 3:55 p.m. The 
first item on the agenda was the Hospital Management Board 
Minutes . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board approve the 

minutes of the June 21, 1989 Hospital 
Management Board including the appointments 
and reappointments to the Medical Staff. 

The second item dealt with the appointment of Dr. Robert 
Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food and Natural 
Resources at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the appointment of Dr. Robert 
Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food and 
Natural Resources at the University of 



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Massachusetts at Amherst. (Doc. T89-085) 

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Then considered was the Naming of the Dental Health 
Clinic at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 
honor of Dr. Henry Lubin for his outstanding service to the 
University and to the field of dental health. Trustee 
Bowman spoke about the potential development efforts 
connected with the naming of buildings. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board name the Dental 
Health Clinic at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst in honor of Dr. 
Henry Lubin for his outstanding service to 
the University and to the field of dental 

health. (Doc. T89-086) 

Next considered was the Naming of the Pool in the Totman 
Gymnasium in honor of Esther Wallace who retired in 1987 
after thirty-three years of service was a faculty member in 
the Professional Preparation Department of the School of 
Physical education. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board name the Totman 
Gymnasium Pool at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst for Esther Wallace, 
in recognition of her thirty-three years of 
dedication to the University and the community. 
(Doc. T89-087) 

The Committee then discussed the Trustee policy 
concerning the Evaluation Procedure for the President and 
the Chancellors. Trustee Foley said that the current policy 
calls for the evaluation to be conducted at five year 
intervals and suggested it would be beneficial to both the 
Board of Trustees, the President and the Chancellors to 
change the policy and have an initial evaluation occur 
earlier than five years. President Knapp commented that in 
his experience initially it takes a few years for a 
President or Chancellor to get their feet on the ground and 
to move effectively in the new environment. This is 
difficult to evaluate in two years time and said a five year 
period was more appropriate. Another suggestion was the 
preparation of an annual report subsequently reviewed by the 
Board. It was agreed that this would be an item for future 
discussion by the Committee. It was recommended that the 
common practices at comparable institutions be ascertained. 

The Chair then called for a motion to enter executive 
session to discuss Honorary Degrees . Without discussion, it 
was moved, seconded and, on roll call, 



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To enter executive session. 



Chair Oakes voted for the motion as did Trustees Bowman, 
Carlin, Foley, Kruczek, and McBay. The time was 4:20 p.m. 

At 5:00 p.m. the Committee returned to open session and 
it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board award honorary 

degrees to those individuals agreed upon in 
executive session and to instruct the 
Chancellors to proceed with the necessary 
arrangements. 

There was no further business to come before the 
Committee and the meeting adjourned at 5:02 p.m. 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Tuesday, December 5, 1989; 3:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Oakes; Trustees 
Bowman, Carl in, Foley, Kruczek and McBay; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary 

Committee Member Absent : Trustee Huguenin 

Other Trustees : Trustees Baker, Huang, Nakajima, Rooney and 
Zervas 

University Administration : President Knapp 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster 

Chair Oakes convened the meeting at 3:50 p.m. The first 
item on the agenda was Hospital Management Board Minutes . 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board approve the minutes 
of the September 21st Hospital Management Board 
minutes including the June, July and August, 19 8 9 
unaudited financial statements, and the 
appointments and reappointments to the medical 
staff. (Doc. T89-104) 

The next item was a Revision of the Board's By-Laws to 
increase the deadline from twenty-two days to thirty-one for 
receipt of material for Committee and Board meetings from 
the campuses. This is part of the continuing update of 
policies and procedures to accommodate the Board's 
consolidated meeting schedule. Because changes to the By- 
Laws require an advance notice of thirty days, this item 
will be on the February agenda for approval. 



There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting adjourned at 3:52 p.m. 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, January 31, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair Carlin; Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Oakes, Orefice, and Reed; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Warner, Deputy 
Secretary 



Committee Members Absent 



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UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney 



UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster 



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napp gave an update of the FY' 89 

He stated that the University, in 
eversions on all three campuses, has 
d used Trustee Reserve Funds. 
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Boston and 16 positions at 

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He then gave an overview of the Governor's House I 
FY 1 90 Budget Recommendations and expressed concern 
with its impact on the University. Based on these 
recommendations, the estimated potential shortfall for 
a level funded system would be $5 million. In trying 
to deal with the budget a coordinating committee, 
representing faculty, alumni, students, and staff have 
met and will try to present a unified front in support 



of the University's budget. He added that new revenue 
is essential if the university is going to maintain 
services . 

Vice President Lenhardt reviewed the FY'90 capital 
outlay recommendations which are minimal. He added 
that all FY'89 capital expenditures have been frozen. 




After discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 

FY'89 Medical Center Parking Trust Budget 
as contained in Doc. T89-011 and to 
approve an increase in the parking fees 
as listed below: 



Employees : 

Students : 
Visitors : 

Patients : 



FY' 88 FEE STRUCTURE 

Reserved Lots @ 
Unreserved @ 
Part-time @ 



480 & $720/year 

260/year 

130/year 



Employees 

and 
♦Students 

Visitors : 



*Pat ients : 



@ $130/year 

$2.00 min. up to 2 hours 
$4.00 max. after 3 hours 

$1.50 each week 

FY'89 FEE STRUCTURE 

Reserved Lots @ $576 & $864/year 
Unreserved @ S312/year 
Part-time @ $156/year 

$2.00 min. up to 2 hours 
$4.00 max. after 3 hours 

$2.00 each day 



*In FY'89 the student and patient rates will be 
assisted by the Medical School and Hospital 
respectively . 



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The next item was a sewer easement to Mary 
Pascarelli at UM/Worcester . Mary Pascarelli, an 
abutting property owner to the north of the Worcester 
campus, requested a 60 foot easement to connect to the 
City of Worcester sewer. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 
Chancellor of the University of 
Massachusetts Medical Center, subject to 
the concurrence of the Board of Regents 
and the Division of Capital Planning and 
Operations, to grant a 60 foot sewer 
easement to Mary A. Pascarelli. (Doc. 
T89-012) 

The next item was an Overscale Salar y for Richard 
Delaney as Director of the Urban Harbors Institute at 
the Boston campus. Currently Assistant Secretary for 
Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts and Director of 
the Coastal Zone Management Office, he comes with high 
recommendations from state government and national 
organizations and has extensive experience with 
Massachusetts state agencies and the legislature. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve an 
overscale salary of $75,000 for Richard 
F. Delaney, Director of the Urban Harbor 
Institute at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. (Doc. T89-013) 

The next item was an Overscale Salary for Albert 
Sherman, as Vice Chancellor for University Relations 
at the Medical Center. Mr. Sherman has experience as 
an administrator in the fields of health care, 
government and education. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve an 
overscale salary of $110,000 for Albert 
Sherman, Vice Chancellor for University 
Relations at the Medical Center. (Doc. 
T89-010, Addendum 1) 

The next item was the Malpractice and General 
Liability Insurance Trust UM/Worcester . Vice 
President Lenhardt indicated that when the Malpractice 
and General Liability Insurance Trust was originally 
established there were two committees: one on claims 
management and one on underwriting. Subsequent to 

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guidelines for the Malpractice and 
General Liability Trust as contained in 
Doc. T89-014, as amended by inserting on 
page 2, (3) (6) Labor Management 
Relations . 

The next items for discussion were the University 
Financial Reports for 1987 and 1988 . A different 
presentation for next year was discussed, perhaps 
showing only net figures for the hospital contribution 
rather than income and expenses. 



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Treasurer Brand presented the Treasurer ' s 
Investment Report for 1988 . He summarized the fiscal 
year 1988 report which contains information relative 
to the performance achieved in the areas of trust fund 
cash management and investment of the endowment 
portfolio. The report contains highlights in the key 
areas of cash management, pooled and non-pooled 
endowment funds. In 1988 the investments earned 7.4 
million dollars from all sources of investments, an 



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increase of 26% over the prior fiscal year. The 
majority of the income was derived from trust fund 
interest which increased 27%. Endowment income 
increased 42% and special items of investment 
increased 5%. 

Audits were presented and it was moved and 
seconded and: 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the 
following audits: 

Research Trust Fund Audit (Doc. T88-089) 

Medical School Teaching Hospital Trust 

Fund (Doc. T89-019) 

Group Practice Plan (Doc. T89-020) 

WUMB Annual Audit (Doc. T89-021) 

WFCR-FM Annual Audit (Doc. T89-022) 

Campus Parking Garage — UM/Worcester (Doc 

T89-023) 

Intercollegiate Athletics 

Program — UM/Amherst (Doc. T89-024) 

FY87 State Single Audit (Doc. T89-025) 

There was discussion on the multi year contract 
policy. The Committee requested that at the next 
meeting they be presented with a copy of the written 
policy, a list of those on multi year contracts and 
someone to come to the next meeting and advocate for 
contracts. Chair Carlin requested that Trustees 
Bowman and Reed outline the questions to be addressed 
at the next meeting. 

Chair Carlin also stated that the committee would 
be creating subcommittees to focus on issues i.e. the 
campuses, trust funds, etc, in order to achieve a 
better understanding of the issues. 

There being no further business the meeting 
adjourned at 3:30 p.m. 



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Margaret D. Warner 

Deputy Secretary 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, April 4, 1989; 2:00 P.M. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Trustee Carlin, Chair; 
Trustees Bowman, DiCara, Orefice, Reed, Mrs. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Warner, Deputy Secretary 



Other Trustees 



Trustees Walker and Kruzcek 



Committee Members Absent: Trustees Haynes and Teixeira 

University Administration: President Knapp, Vice 
President Lenhardt; Mr. Searson, General Counsel; Mr. 
Cusker, Executive Assistant to the President; Mr. Tribble, 
Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources 

UM/AMHERST: Provost O'Brien, Vice Chancellor Madson, 
Acting Vice Chancellor Page, Dean Bischoff; Professor 
Kinney, Faculty Representative 

UM/BOSTON : Chancellor Penney, Vice Chancellor McCormack 

UM/WORCESTER : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Cooke, Faculty 
Representative; Ms. Case, Financial Aid Officer 



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eliminated. For FY'90 a continuance of the steps taken in 
FY ' 89 will be necessary: enrollment restrictions and 
reductions, hiring freezes, program reviews and service 
reductions, limits on travel, supplies and equipment, and 
a continuance of curriculum fees. 

Provost O'Brien for the Amherst campus stated that 
the budget has been brought into balance as required, but 
that it was done at the expense of shaving the 
subsidiaries. Faculty positions have not been filled and 
the elimination of teaching assistants has diminished the 
ability to provide the students with courses they want and 
need . 

Chancellor Penney said that the Boston campus has 
survived the shortfall only through fees, tuition 
retention and the one time appropriation from the 
Trustees. The campus is operating with a 12% reduction in 
the work force and some units of the University are 
operating with a 2 5% vacancy rate. Students are not able 
to get courses, are unable to get into classrooms assigned 
to them or must stand in the back, and part-time sections 
have been reduced. 

Chancellor Laster in reporting on the impact of the 
budget said the campus is making it through the year by 
drawing on current reserves. The Medical School does not 
have the option of cancelling courses but has had to cut 
back in the purchase of books in preference to buying 
necessary journals. The situation is compounded by the 
fact that the hospital, like every other hospital in 
Massachusetts, is confronted in the next fiscal year with 
major deficits and as a result the hospital is looking at 
every expenditure it makes. 

Trustee Bowman asked for a report from each of the 
campuses showing the reduction in payroll of both State 
and non state funded positions. The report should 
identify this year compared to last year the number of 
full-time positions vacant and filled in each category: 
teaching, administrative and classified. 

The next item for discussion was the Mid-Year Budget 
Review - Trust Fund Interest . Mr. Lenhardt stated that 
the budget was close to what originally presented and that 
the operating reserves continue to be good particularly at 
Amherst, Worcester and the President's Office. 

The next item was the Student Fee Budgets for 
UM/Amherst, Boston, and Worcester . Chair Carlin asked 
that the Committee review the mandatory fees first and 
then review curriculum fees separately. 



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Provost O'Brien in speaking to the increase in the 
athletic fee indicated that the department requested a $33 
increase, but the campus recommendation was $22, which had 
been what the student body recommended. Dean David 
Bischoff commented on the goals for the athletic program, 
citing aspiration levels for the programs. 



Trustee Ore 
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on who will fund 
student fees, cha 
Bowman stated tha 
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showing what spor 
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Provost O'Brien made a revised request by asking for 
an additional increase of $2 in the Fine Arts Center fee, 
making the increase a total of $4. It was agreed to amend 
the budget and to increase the Fine Arts Center fee to $38 
for FY90. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the FY90 
Student-Fee Based Budgets and other fees 
contained in Doc. T89-036, as amended: 



AMHERST 

Mandatory Fees 

Athletic $ 

(undergraduate only) 
Authority Fees 
Fine Arts Center 
Graduate Senate 
(graduates only) 
Student Health 
Room Charge 
(Average ) 
(residents only) 
Board Charge 
(Average) 
(residents only) 



FY 89 



FY90 



112.00 



$ 134.00 



261.00 




266.00 


34.00 




38.00 


63.00 




68.00 


270.00 




292.00 


1,514.00 


1, 


,620.00 


1,280.00 


1 


,363.00 



Change 



$ 22.00 

5.00 
4.00 
5.00 

22.00 
106.00 



83.00 



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FY89 



FY90 



Change 



Other Student Fees 

Continuing Education 
Engineering Fee 
General Recreation 

and Intramurals 
Graduate Commencement 
Graduate Student 

Program 
Residential Activity 

Program (range) 
Undergraduate 

Commencement 

WORCESTER 



$ 65.00 

200.00 

57.00 


$ 70.00 

300.00 

61.00 


30.00 
75.00 


33.00 
85.00 


5-56 


5-60 


33.00 


36.00 



$ 5.00 

100.00 

4.00 

3.00 
10.00 

4-10 
3.00 



Ma nd a tory Fees 



Equipment 

Maintenance 
Equipment 

Maintenance (All 



$ 25.00 $ 35.00 

(First and Second Year Students) 
- 0- 10.00 

Other Students) 



Student Health Fee 



120.00 



140.00 



$ 10.00 
10.00 
20.00 



The individual cu 
Provost O'Brien explain 
Curriculum Fee for Amhe 



FY90 budget looks like 
in the beginning of the 
generated from this fee 
equipment, general educ 
writing program. Ultima 
upon the outcome of the 
assurance of this addit 
for planning purposes t 
schedule. He added, fu 
campus is on record as 
fee, but that it was no 
would jeopardize the ed 



rriculum fees were then discussed. 

ed that the $230 per year 

rst was imperative as long as the 



the FY89 budget which had been cut 
year by $7 million. Funds 
would support teaching assistants, 
ation support and support of the 
tely, the question of fees rests 

State budget, and without the 
ional money, it would be impossible 
o create a proper teaching 
rther, that the student group on 
recommending the elimination of the 
t practical at this time since it 
ucation of the students. 



Trustee Orefice expressed her concern that this 
would send a message to the State House that the 
University will balance the budget shortfall by assessing 
the students and, therefore, would be voting against the 
increase . 



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Chancellor Penney pointed out that the current 
campus spending level is $65 million and the House 
recommended $62 million. She regretfully recommended a 
$200 per year General Education fee for full-time students 
and a $100 per year General Education fee for part-time 
students. This fee will cover equipment costs, part-time 
faculty and support services. 



Chancellor Laster explained the Medical Education 
Support fee of $300 at the Medical Center. This fee will 
create a fund to stimulate change in the teaching 
activities, curriculum, by encouraging teachers, students, 
and staff of the Medical Center to propose new or 
innovative ways to teach a course or enhance a 
curriculum. The Chancellor will establish a review board 
made up of students and faculty to advise the Chancellor 
on proposals to be funded. Ten percent of the income will 
be held in reserve for student aid. 



Trustee Kruczek commented on the lack of a budget 
breakdown of where funds generated from this fee would be 
spent. He then introduced Judith Case, of the Financial 
Aid Office, who discussed the effect of the fee on the 
students particularly the level of indebtedness of the 
students. In the course of the discussion that followed, 
Chair Carlin suggested that a subcommittee be established 
to look at the cost of attending the Medical School. 

Dr. Cooke, faculty representative, commented that 
the faculty, at the present time, were opposed to the 
institution of the fee because the faculty had not been 
consulted . 

Trustee DiCara speaking to the matter before the 
Committee suggested that prior to the expenditure of funds 
a budget and clearer definition of how the money is to be 
spent be submitted to the Committee. Trustee Carlin 
further suggested that 15% rather than 10% be set aside 
for scholarship aid. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board of 
Trustees establish the Medical 
Education Support Trust Fund at 
the University of Massachusetts 
Medical Center which 
self-supporting trust fund shall 
have as its purpose support for 
the educational program and 
instructional development 
activities . 



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Further, to appr 
year Medical Edu 
for all Medical 
provided that an 
scholarships of 
from the fee be 
provided, furthe 
the expenditure 
Chancellor shall 
Budget and Finan 
Committee an exp 
outlining how th 
spent. (Doc. T8 



ove a $300 per 
cation Support fee 
School Students 

allocation for 
15% of the revenue 
established and, 
r that prior to 
of funds the 

submit to the 
cial Affairs 
enditure budget 
e funds are to be 
9-036) 



and , 



and , 



and , 



To establish the General Education 
Fee Trust Fund at the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston which 
self-supporting trust fund shall 
have as its purpose ensuring 
quality instruction and services 
to students. 

Further, to approve a $200 per 
year General Education fee for 
full-time students and a $100 per 
year General Education fee for 
part time students. (Doc. T89-036) 

And further, to rescind the Board 
vote of July 14, 1988 which 
established the Curriculum fee at 
the Boston campus (Doc. T88-063) 
All unexpected balances be 
transferred to the General 
Education Fee Trust Fund. 



To continue the Curriculum fee of 
$230 per year charged to 
undergraduate students at the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. (Doc. T88-063) 



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To change the name of the 
Counseling and Trust Fund to the 
Counseling, Testing and Public 
Service Trust Fund and to approve 
the revised statement of Trust as 
contained in Doc. T89-036. 

Trustee Orefice is recorded as opposed to the 
Educational Support Fee at Worcester, the General 
Education Fee at Boston, and the Curriculum Fee at Amherst. 

Policy Guidelines for the Development of 
Administration of Grants, Contracts and Restricted Gifts 
was removed from the agenda. 

The next item was a recommendation to approve an 
overscale salary for Paul Page as Vice Chancellor for 
Administration and Finance at the Amherst campus. Mr. 
Page has served the University since 1980 as Associate 
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Director 
of Budget and Financial Affairs and Acting Vice Chancellor 
for Administration and Finance. The salary recommended is 
consistent with comparable positions nationally and at the 
Amherst campus. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve an 

overscale salary of $91,000 for Paul Page as 
Vice Chancellor for Administration and 
Finance at the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst. (Doc. T89-031, Addendum 1) 

The Committee then heard from Trustee Bowman who 
reported for the subcommittee established to look at 
Multiple Year Contracts for Non-Academic Professional 
Staff . He spoke to the importance of this issue for the 
University and that the policy should be revisited by the 
Committee. He anticipated this item being brought back to 
the Committee in May. Provost O'Brien asked that in the 
course of the Committee's deliberations that the 
appropriate administrative personnel on campus be 
consulted as to their perspective. 

The next item was the Lease of Space at the 
Biotechnology Park at UM/Worcester . 



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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize 
the President, on behalf of the 
University of Massachusetts, pending 
approval of the Division of Capital 
Planning and Operations (DCPO), to 
execute a lease with Worcester Business 
Development Corporation (as previously 
approved by the Board on August 7, 
1985) for no more than 40,000 square 
feet of laboratory and office space at 
an annual rental cost to be approved by 
the DCPO and for a term of five years, 
with renewal options up to an 
additional five years and with an 
option to take an additional 10,000 
square feet under the same terms and 
conditions. (Doc. T85-055A) 

The next item for approval were A udits for: 
Self-Insurance Trust Fund, Hospital Trust Fund, Group 
Practice, and WFCR-FM . 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the 
following Audits: 

Self-Insurance Trust Fund — FY88 

Financial Statements (Doc. T89-037) 

Hospital Trust Fund — FY88 Management 

Letter (Doc. T89-019) 

Group Practice — FY88 Management Letter 

(Doc. T89-020) 

WFCR-FM Radio — FY88 Management Letter 

(DOC.T89-022) 



Vice Pres 
of the State FY 
at minimum amou 
reflects only $ 
million. Even 
increased, ther 
University. He 
recommendation 
appropriations . 
stands, the Uni 
of enrollment r 
reductions . 



ident Le 
'90 budg 
nt to $2 
263 mill 
with tui 
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pointed 

there is 

If the 

versity 

estricti 



nhardt reviewed the current status 
et needs for the University which 
86 million. House Bill 5600 
ion resulting in a shortfall of $23 
tion increases and curriculum fees 
be a $8 million gap across the 
out that in the FY'90 budget 
no money for library 
House budget continues as it 
will be forced with a second round 
ons, hiring freezes, and service 



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Chancellor Penney stated that the FY'90 minimum need 
for the campus to meet its current obligations is $68.7 
million. The current House recommendation provides only 
$62 million. Even with revenue available from tuition 
retention and the proposed student fees, the campus would 
still be faced with a deficit of $3.5. She said that it 
is hoped that the Senate will address the $1.2 million 
shortfall for the fuel account, but there would still be a 
substantial gap. 

Provost O'Brien said the Amherst campus foresees a 
$4 million shortfall and steps have been taken to 
alleviate this. From the academic standpoint, sixteen 
faculty searches have been terminated, twenty-five support 
staff positions have not been filled and equipment 
purchases will be reduced by $313 thousand. 

Chancellor Laster commented that the amount given to 
the Medical Center from the State is the foundation for 
the rest of the funds appropriated from different 
sources. This affects the recruitment of faculty to the 
institution, its growth and vitality. 

President Knapp urged Trustees to speak with members 
of the Legislature regarding the budget. 

Chair Carlin then asked for a motion to go into 
Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to 
Collective Bargaining and announced that the meeting would 
reconvene in open session. 

At 3:40 p.m., it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To go into Executive Session. 

Chair Carlin voted for the motion as did Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Orefice and Reed. 



and 



At 4:05 p.m., the Committee returned to open session 
discussed the Professional Non-Academic Staff 



Reduction in Force Policy which had been added to the 
agenda. Chancellor Penney stated that the Reduction in 
Force was necessary on the Boston campus due to the 
anticipated unavailability of funds for FY90 which begins 
June 26, 1989. She added that the selection of positions 
would be entirely functional. 



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It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board adopt the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston 
Professional Non-Academic Staff Reduction 
in Force Policy for FY1990 (Doc. T89-039) 

There was no further business to come before the 
Committee and the meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m. 



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Margaret D. Warner 

Deputy Secretary 

to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE 

Thursday, May 18, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

University of Massachusetts 

Room Sl-123 

Worcester, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Carlin, Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Oakes, Orefice, Reed and Teixeira; 
Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary and Mrs. DeVico 

/ Hpther Trustees : Trustees Baker and Foley 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Lenhardt and Smith, Counsel Tillotson and Associate Vice 
President Tribble 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Vice Chancellor Page, 
Associate Vice Chancellor Abbott and Professor May, Faculty 
Representative 



UM/Boston : 
Mr. Rooney, 



Chancellor Penney; Vice Chancellor MacCormack and 
Student Trustee-elect 



UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Hanshaw, Mr. Hertzfeld, 
Ms. Frieswick and Professor Cooke, Faculty Representative 

Chair Carlin convened the meeting at 2:40 p.m The 
Committee considered FY' 90 Revenue Based Budgets which 
includes all major non-student fee trust funds over $500,000. 

At UM/Amherst, the major trust funds presented were: 
Balanced Transportation and Parking, Coins Research Computer, 
Computer, Facilities Planning and Operations, 

Fee-For-Service, General Services, Kaiser Permanente, Traffic 
Fines Scholarship, University Child Care, University Press 
and WFCR. 



At UM/Boston, four trust funds were presented. They 
included, Research Trust Fund, Child Care, Parking & 
Transportation and Copy Center. Trustee Carlin raised 
questions concerning the proposed personnel expenditures 
related to the Parking and Transportation Trust Fund and 
asked that additional information be submitted and the 
Committee meet prior to the June 7th Board meeting to 
consider this item. 



The Worcester campus submitted seven funds: 
Medical Center Parking, Continuing Medical Education, 
Animal Resources, Facilities Design and Construction, 
Volunteer Services, Group Practice and the Teaching 
Hospital . 

It was noted that revisions to the Group Practice 
Budget may be required. Trustee Carlin indicated that 
the Committee would like to commence the beginning of 
the fiscal year with an approved budget and asked that 
changes be presented at a special Budget and Financial 
Affairs meeting immediately before the June 7th Board 
meeting . 

Ms. Gail Frieswick presented an overview of the 
Teaching Hospital Budget. The budget had been revised 
and approved by the Hospital Management Board at its 
May 17th meeting. Some of the modifications to the 
original budget made by the Hospital Management Board 
include: a reduction in the budget of $1.6 million 
dollars, and reducing the length of stay. Chancellor 
Laster said the Hospital would do its best to meet the 
budget as revised but enters into the fiscal year with 
concern about meeting the achievements. 



It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



the 



To recommend that the Board approve 
FY'90 Revenue Based Budgets at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 
Boston and Worcester as contained in 
(Doc. T89-051) 



And, 



To re 

revis 

Admin 

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the U 

Label 

and R 

the r 

label 

paper 



commend 
ed State 
istrat iv 
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"umbrell 
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that the Board approve the 

ment of Trust for the 

e Services Trust Fund at the 

Massachusetts at Amherst, 
a" trust fund shall include 
y Copy Center, University 
er Central , Mail Recharge 

Services and shall support 
nts for reprographic an 
st fund central mail and 
ng services. (Doc. T84-031A) 



And, 



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And, 



To recommend that the Board approve a 
loan of $300,000 from the Trustee Reserve 
to the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst for the Computer Trust Fund, 
subject to terms and conditions approved 
by the President. Repayment shall be 
received no later than the end of FY'91 
with interest calculated at a rate 
determined by the University Treasurer. 
(Doc. T89-051) 



To recommend that the Board approve the 
revised FY' 90 Budget of the University of 
Massachusetts Teaching Hospital as 
contained in Doc. T89-051. 



The Research Trust Fund Expenditure Guidelines and 
Modifications to Policy Guidelines for the Development 
and Administration of Grants Contracts and Restricted 



Gifts were considered. The guidelines 
insure consistency and incorporate vari 
recommendations. A related change in t 
Grants and Contracts Policy delegates t 
Chancellors the authority to establish 
rates applicable to projects supported 
agencies and non-federal sponsors at hi 



are intended to 
ous audit 
he University 
o the 

indirect cost 
by federal 
s/her campus. 



It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
Research Trust Fund Expenditure 
Guidelines as contained in Doc. T89-038, 



And, 



To amend the Policy Guidelines for the 
Development and Administration of Grants, 
Contracts and Restricted Gifts (Doc. 
T81-051B) by deleting on Page 5: 



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The President, upon recommendation of the 
University Controller, the Campus 
Controllers and the OGCA Directors, shall 
establish indirect cost rates applicable 
to projects supported by federal agencies 
and by non-federal sponsors 
respectively. These rates are not to be 
varied or waived without prior written 
approval of the appropriate OGCA Director 

And by inserting in place thereof the 
following : 

Each Chancellor shall establish the 
indirect cost rates applicable to 
projects supported by federal agencies 
and non-federal sponsors respectively on 
his/her campus. A copy of the rate 
agreement and the cost basis analysis 
shall be sent to the President annually. 
These rates shall not be varied or waived 
without prior written approval of the 
appropriate Office of Grants and 
Contracts Administration Director. 



Vice President Lenhardt gave an overview of the 
Draft University Policy for Management of Non-State 
Funds which he said was intended to clarify current 
practice on the use of non-state funds. He 
highlighted some of the changes including an expanded 
application of the policy and a change in the 
reporting standards to those promulgated by the 
National Association of College and University 
Business Officers (NACUBO). This item and the Regents 
Standards for the Expenditure of Trust Funds will be 
discussed further at the August Committee Meeting. 



The 
Chancell 
Boston C 
Chancell 



Committee then heard presentations from 

or Penney about the Athletic Trust Fund at the 

ampus and Dr. Hanshaw about the 

or/Dean's Fund at the Worcester campus. The 



Committe 

further 

Chancell 

two addi 

discussi 

supplied 

meeting . 



e asked that at a future meeting there be 
discussion about the Chancellor's role in the 
or/Dean's Fund. At the next committee meeting 
tional trust funds will be presented for 
on. The Committee requested that it be 
with the background information prior to the 



Establishment of New Trust Funds 



at the Amherst 
The Career 



and Boston campuses were considered. 
Services Business and State Employment Collaborative 
Trust Fund as originally submitted was withdrawn. It 
was moved, seconded and 

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i 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the 
following action: 

To establish the Graduate Admissions 
Processing Fee Fund at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst which 
self-supporting trust fund shall have as 
its purpose support of the activities of 
the Graduate Admissions Office and 
efforts to recruit minority graduate 
students. Further, to approve the budget 
and the $10 per application graduate 
admissions fee, as contained in Doc. 
T89-051 

And further, 



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To est 

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Massac 

self -s 

its pu 

costs 

applic 

applic 

to app 

applic 

proces 

T89-05 



ablish the Undergraduate Admissions 
sing Fee Fund at the University of 
husetts at Amherst which 
upporting trust fund shall have as 
rpose support of the administrative 
of processing undergraduate 
ations and enhancement of minority 
ant recruitment efforts. Further, 
rove the budget and the $5.00 per 
ation undergraduate admissions 
sing fee, as contained in Doc. 
1. 



And , 



To e 

the 

Fund 

at B 

fund 

sale 

prov 

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appr 

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as c 

to d 

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stablish 
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oston wh 
shall r 
of educ 
ided by 
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opr iate 
uch educ 
ontained 
elegate 
ority to 



and approve the budget of 
nal Sales and Services Trust 
University of Massachusetts 
ich self-supporting trust 
eceive fees assessed for the 
ational goods and services 
the University community and 
s its purpose the payment of 
expenses relating to the sale 
ational goods and services, 

in Doc. T89-052. Further, 
to the Chancellor the 

establish such fees. 



The Per Diem Rate included in the Travel Policy 
was considered. The rate allows $25 per day for 
travel of 24 hours or more and $12.50 for 12-24 
hours. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 
President to begin the process of 
implementing effective July 1, 1989 the 
per diem rate for individuals on travel 
status as contained in Doc. T88-043. 

The Committee considered the Three Year Audit Plan 
for fiscal years 1990-1992. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
Three-Year Audit Plan for the University 
of Massachusetts for Fiscal Years 1990-92 
as contained in Doc. T89-055. 



The Amherst 
Term Lease to t 



campus reque 
he U.S. Gener 



sted approval of a Long 
al Services Administration 



for 

Regi 

Serv 

buil 

retu 

use. 

Univ 

def e 

land 



the 
onal 
ice . 
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rn m 
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ersi 
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-use 



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for th 

ake ava 

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ty land 

to the 

pol icy 



ction and loc 

of the U. S. 

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e Fish and Wi 

ilable office 

ttee discusse 

use policy a 

special June 

be made avai 



ation of the Northeast 

Fish and Wildlife 
onstruct a general office 
ldlife Service and in 

space for University 
d the absence of a 
nd asked that this item be 

7th meeting and the 
lable. 



The Committee considered the Tuition Increase 
recently approved by the Board of Regents of Higher 
Education and it was moved, seconded and 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve 
tuition changes for the 1989-1990 
Academic Year as set forth below: 



the 



A. Resident Tuition Per Year 



Undergraduate 
Graduate 



Amherst 



SI, 512 
SI, 890 



Boston 



SI, 512 
SI, 890 



Worcester 



S6,882' 
SI, 890 



B. Non-Resident Tuition Per Year 



Undergraduate 
Graduate 



$5,418 
S5,682 



255,418 
S5,682 



n/a 
$5,682 



*Medical School Tuition 



(Doc. T89-054) 



The State Student Association of Massachusetts Fee 
Increase at UM/Boston was then considered. The 
students voted during the recent election by a margin 
of 687 yes to 487 no to increase this fee from $1.00 
to $2.00 per semester. It was moved, seconded and 



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VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve an 
increase in the voluntary State Student 
Association Fee from $1.00 to $2.00 per 
semester at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. (Doc. T86-048A) 

Trustee Bowman is recorded as opposed. 



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elect i 
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s then informed that during an 
rst campus students voted on a 
to increase the optional negative 
Fee from $3.00 to $4.00. The vote 
no. State Law states that the fee 
n student tuition bills whenever 
thorized a waivable fee by a 
se students voting in an official 

Carlin then asked Trustees 
rustee-Elect Rooney to look into 
ff procedure as a matter of public 



At the April 5th B 
education purposes wer 
campuses. At the time 
suggested that a singl 
Curriculum Support Fee 
moved, seconded and 



oard meeting fees for general 
e approved at all three 

the fees were approved, it was 
e name be assigned. The name 

was recommended and it was 



VOTED 



To recomm 
Curriculu 
Massachus 
Education 
Massachus 
Education 
Center, t 
T89-036) 



end that the Board rename the 
m fee at the University of 
etts at Amherst, the General 

fee at the University of 
etts at Boston, and the Medical 

Support fee at the medical 
he Curriculum Support Fee. (Doc 



The Amherst campus requested the establishment of 
the George Richardson Higgins Endowment Fund . It was 
moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



To r 
Geor 
at t 
Amhe 
prim 
Geor 
earn 
f isc 
to p 
stud 
perf 
Engi 



ecommend 
ge Richa 
he Unive 
rst. Th 
arily th 
ge Richa 
ed there 
al year 
resent a 
ents in 
ormance 
neer ing 



that the Board establish the 
rdson Higgins Endowment Fund 
rsity of Massachusetts at 
is fund has been funded 
rough gifts in memory of 
rdson Higgins. Annual income 
on during the preceding 
shall be available annually 
n award to a student or 
Civil Engineering whose 
in studies of Hydraulic 
is outstanding. 



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The award shall be a handbook chosen from 
the fields of Hydraulic Engineering or 
Hydrology. The student(s) and the 
award(s) will be chosen by professors in 
the Environmental Engineering Department 
banquet. Unused income remaining after 
the annual award(s) shall be returned to 
the principal by the University 
Treasurer. (Doc. T89-057) 

A request to delegate authority to the President 
to expend State and non-State funds if the FY ' 90 
Budget is not passed by June 30th was considered. It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 
President to approve and adopt the 
policies and procedures governing the 
allocation and expenditure of state and 
non-state funds by the University from 
July 1, 1989, until such time as the 
Board of Trustees adopts the Operating 
Budget for Fiscal Year 1990. 

The request for an Overscale Salary at 
UM/Worcester was withdrawn from the agenda. 

There being no further business to come before the 
committee the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m. 



Cuy-tltA-'(y yfy-Au^ 



Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Wednesday, June 7 , 1989; 11:00 a.m. 
University of Massachusetts Rare Book Rom 

Medical School 
Worcester, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Carlin; Trustee 
Haynes; Orefice and Teixeira; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative 
Secretary 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Bowman, DiCara, O ' Leary 
and Reed 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt; Mr. Searson, General Counsel; Mr. Cusker, 
Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Vice Chancellor MacCormack; 
Student-Trustee Elect, Richard Rooney; Professor Hogarty, 
Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Hanshaw, Dean/Provost; 
Mr. Hertzfeld and Mr. Webster, Professor Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Chair Carlin convened the special meeting at 11:10 a.m. 
The first item on the agenda was the Parking and 
Transportation Trust Fund — UM/Boston. The Committee 
considered the additional information submitted by the 
campus concerning expenses and positions charged to this 
fund. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
Parking and Transportation Trust Fund 
Budget at the University of Massachusetts 
at Boston as contained in Doc. T89-051. 

Chair Carlin asked that at a future meeting the Committee 
revisit the issue of allocations of appropriate expenses to 
trust funds. 



The next item discussed was the FY1990 Group Practice 
Plan Budget . Dr. Hanshaw gave an overview of the group 
practice budget which includes all revenues which faculty 
derive from seeing patients. 

In reviewing the Budget, he noted that patient cash 
receipts were expected to rise approximately 11% over FY89 
which is a result of hiring 35 new physicians. The cash 
projection is also dependent on the success of the 



Ambulatory Care building expected to be in place by early 
1990. Under expenses, malpractice insurance will decrease 
5.6 percent in FY90. However, included in the $3.5 million 
budgeted for malpractice insurance is $600,000 of the FY91 
premium. 

Chair Carlin asked for more information on how $3.5 
million was arrived at for a malpractice insurance 
projection. 

Chair Carlin also asked for additional information 
concerning all scholarships available to students. 

After further discussion of the line items in the budget, 
it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
FY90 Group Practice Budget as contained 
in Doc. T89-051. 



There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m. 






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Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, August 1, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Carlin; Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Kruczek, Nakajima, Oakes, O'Leary, 
Reed, Rooney and Teixeira; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative 
Secretary 

University Administration : President Knapp; Mr. Lenhardt, 
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs; Mr. 
Searson; General Counsel; Mr. Wolcott, Senior Director of 
Auditing 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Ms. MacCormack, Vice 
Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Professor 
Hogarty, Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Sherman, Vice 
Chancellor for University Relations; Professor Cooke, 
Faculty Representative 

Guests : Mr. Knowles, Chair, University Health Systems, 
Inc. ; Mr. Bergan, Executive Director, University Health 
Systems; Ms. Lyons, Massachusetts Teachers Association 

Chair Carlin called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and 
welcomed the new Committee members Eric Nakajima, James 
O'Leary and Richard Rooney. 

The first item discussed was the FY90 State Budget . 
President Knapp commented that this was the third year in a 
row that the University's spending power has been lower than 
the previous year. The impact is reduced staffing, largely 
through attrition on freezing vacant positions, and there 
will be fewer students and courses offered. 
As a result of this fiscal emergency, a number of items 
required action including a Determination of Need for 
Retrenchment, a Professional Staff Reduction-in-Force Policy 
for the Amherst campus and an Emgergency Fee increase at the 
Amherst campus. 

He added that he and the Chancellors were working on a 
three-year budget stabilization program which hopefully will 
put the University in a position to maintain its strengths. 



The Committee then heard from the Chancellors regarding 
the impact of the FY90 budget on the campuses. 

Chancellor Penney said before this latest cut the campus 
turned away 1500 students and was operating at a 12% vacancy 
rate. In anticipation of the reduction, the campus 
implemented a reduction in workforce, saving $1.2 million 
dollars. In order to save an additional $2.4 million and 
live within the $58 million appropriation, the campus has 
targeted $1 million to be reduced from the non-academic 
areas and $1.4 million from the the academic area. Other 
tentative steps which may need to be taken include a further 
reductions in enrollment and in non-salary expenses 
accounts and to push vacancy rate higher. 

Chancellor Duffey said that the FY87 appropriation 
required the campus to reduce by $10 million to absorb 
increases in utilities, cost-of-living, etc. Last year, 
there was a $5 million reversion and the campus took a 
number of actions to compensate for that including fee 
increases. The campus approached this year with some 
caution and determined it was necessary to decrease the size 
of the institution. There are 160 fewer staff members than 
one year ago and 24 fewer faculty. Among the steps to be 
taken to cut another $8 million, the campus has planned for 
a reduction in the freshman class, fewer class sections will 
be offered, access to required General Education courses 
will- be greatly reduced which will prolong the time it takes 
for students to graduate, all hiring will continue to be 
frozen, and student fees for second semester will be 
increased. 

Chancellor Laster said the Medical Center will continue 
to hold positions vacant and freeze various expenses in non- 
academic departments. The impact on services include a 
significant decrease in journal subscriptions and medical 
books, replacement of essential equipment and preventative 
maintenance will not be possible, and a reduction in student 
services. 

The next item for discussion was the FY91 State Budget 
Request . Vice President Lenhardt alerted the Committee that 
there was consideration at the Regents level being given to 
relook at the distribution of state funds given to public 
higher education. Concepts being considered to receive new 
funds as part of the budget are a Challenge Fund, started in 
New Jersey some years ago to enhance research and improve 
general education, and an equity distribution pool. 

The President said that in recent conversations with 
Chancellor Jenifer regarding down-sizing the University over 
a three-year period, the University would not be penalized 
by the Board of Regents in their allocations to the 
University. 

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The Committee then considered the revisions to the 
Curriculum Support Trust Fund and Fee at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. Trustee Nakajima said due to the 
difficulties the University is facing is was hard to be 
against a fee increase. He thought it was important, 
however, for the Committee to look the impact the increases 
in fees are having on student access to the University. 
Chair Carl in asked Trustee Nakajima to report back to the 
Committee in October on this matter. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board revise the Statement 
of Trust for the Undergraduate Curriculum Support 
Trust Fund as follows: 

"The Academic Support Trust Fund is to be used 
for general support of academic and curricular 
programs at the discretion of the Chancellor and 
Provost in areas related to the operation of the 
campus. Proceeds from this trust fund, however, 
may not be used for utilities or general building 
maintenance." (Doc. T88-063, Addendum 1) 

And further 

To approve an increase in the Curriculum Support 
Trust Fund Fee at the Amherst campus by $50 per 
undergraduate student for the 1990 spring 
semester and adding a $50 fee for graduate 
students during the 1990 spring semester. (Doc. 
T88-063) 

The next items were the determination of need for 
Retrenchment and the Professional Non-Academic Staff 
Reduction in Force Policy for FY90 . It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board take the following 
action: 

Whereas, the Board of Trustees hereby determines 
that retrenchment for financial reasons may be 
necessary, the President of the University is 
hereby directed to fulfill any and all 
obligations relative thereto arising under 
collective bargaining agreements or under 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E, and to 
undertake such actions and make determinations as 
he shall deem necessary for the operation of the 
University. 

(cont. ) 



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Furthermore, in light of the anticipated or 
actual unavailability of funds necessary to 
maintain the current level of staff and services 
in Fiscal Year 1990, to authorize the President 
of the University to undertake such actions, 
grant such delegations of authority, and make 
such determinations as he shall deem necessary 
for the operation of the University. 

And further, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board adopt the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst Professional Non- 
Academic Staff Reduction in Force Policy for 
FY1990. (Doc. T89-076) 

The Committee then considered the University Policy for 
Management of Non-State Funds . Vice President Lenhardt 
indicated that this was the final document which updates the 
Trustee Fund Management Policy and applies guidelines to all 
of the University's non appropriated funds. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 

University Policy for Management of Non-State 
Funds as contained in Doc. T89-017. 

The GSA Lease in Fitchburg was then considered. The 
Worcester campus requested approval of a three-year lease 
with the General Services Administration for 780 square feet 
of office space in Fitchburg for implementation of a smoking 
cessation program. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 

Treasurer of the University, subject to review by 
the President's office, to enter into a three 
year lease with the General Services 
Administration for 780 square feet of office 
space in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. (Doc. T89- 
080) 

The next item was a request from the Boston campus to 
establish an Admissions Processing Trust Fund to support 
improved activities of enrollment services. This request 
also required approval of a one-time fee of $5.00 for 
undergraduate students and $10.00 for graduate students. It 
was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board establish the 
Admissions Processing Trust Fund at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston which self- 
supporting trust fund shall have as its purpose, 
support of the activities of enrollment services 
in recruitment and processing services for 



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undergraduate and graduate applicants and 
students. Further, to approve the budget and the 
one-time application processing fee of $5.00 for 
undergraduate students and $10.00 for graduate 
students as contained in Doc. T89-081. 

The next item was a revision to the Vivian Savio 
Scholarship required as part of the language which 
established this fund. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board delete the following 
sentence in the original vote of the Vivian 
Carolyn Savio Scholarship Fund: 

"This and other securities which may be added to 
the fund shall be held separate from the "pooled" 
endowment funds of the University until January 
1, 1985 at which time any change in the portfolio 
may be exercised at the discretion of the Board 
of Trustees." 

And to replace it with the following: 

"This and other securities which may be added to 
the fund shall be invested as part of the 
University's pooled endowment funds." (Doc. T7 5- 
021, Addendum 1) 

The next item was Allocations for Campus University 
Relations and Development Plans was discussed. Trustee 
Bowman introduced this item. At Amherst, funds would be 
used for a Science and Engineering Campaign to raise at 
least $10 million. At Boston, the Chancellor is starting a 
development program and at Worcester the funds will be used 
to create a development office to go after larger gifts. 
He added that the University Relations and Development 
Committee after reviewing the proposals reduced the amount 
of funding by $350,000 and approved a total expenditure for 
FY90 of $500,000 and agreed in principal to expend a total 
of $1,250,000 over three years. He added that it was the 
Committee's intent to tie the goals and objectives to 
performance and that Committee would be reviewing this again 
in the future. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize the 

President to expend the following amounts of 
trustee reserve in FY90 for the purpose of 
implementing the development proposals contained 
in Doc. T89-059: 



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University of Massachusetts at Amherst $220,000 

University of Massachusetts at Boston $150,000 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester $130 . 000 

$500,000 
And further, 

To, in principal, recommend a total of $1,250,000 
for three years out of trustee reserve to fund 
the development proposals. 

To bring these proposals back to the committee 
for review each fiscal year. 

The next item was a request that to authorize a Guarantee 
of Commercial Bank Financing for University Health Systems 
for financing ongoing operations and new program pre-startup 
expenses. Andrew C. Knowles, Chair of University Health 
Systems, Inc. and former Chair of the Board of Trustees, 
gave an overview of the on-going activities of University 
Health Systems, Inc. After hearing from Tom Bergan, 
Executive Director, speak about the specifics of the 
request. It was moved, seconded and 



C 



VOTED : To recommend that the Board rescind the prior 

approval of a $250,000 loan or loan guarantee to 
UMed, a subsidiary of University Health Systems, 
for the home care program. 



/ 



And further, 



And, 



Further, to rescind the prior approval of a 
$250,00 loan from the Teaching Hospital Trust 
Fund to University Health Systems. 



To approve an extension of the term of prior 
loans to University Health Systems to five years 
from the original loan date. (Doc. T87-042 and 
Doc. T86-013) 



And further, 



To approve a loan guarantee on a loan of up to 
$250,000 from a commercial bank to UMed, a 
subsidiary of University Health Systems, for the 
purpose of financing ongoing operations and new 
program pre-startup expenses, provided that the 
loan guarantee be secured by a repayment 
guarantee by University Health Systems, and 
provided that the term and conditions of the loan 
guarantee shall be subject to approval by the 



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Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs, 
the Chancellor of the Medical Center and the 
Board of Directors of University Health Systems 
and the Board of Directors of UMed. 



And, 



To approve in principal the concept of University 
Health Systems/MEDPRO in developing a nursing 
home to assist the Medical Center. 

Chair Carlin said he would like to see the Committee have 
further discussion about time frames for payback. 

The Committee then considered Special and Community 
Activities Funds/Operating Support Fund Checking Account 
Audit . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the Special 
and Community Activities Funds/Operating 
Supporting Fund Checking Account Audits. (Doc. 
T89-074) 

The Committee then heard from David Wolcott, Senior 
Director of Auditing, on the University Auditing Operations 
Report for FY89 . No action on this item was required. 

The report on Non-Academic Appointments to Multiple Year 
Contracts was submitted for the Committee's information. 

The Fiscal Year 1990 Trust Fund Interest Allocations were 
then considered. Vice President Lenhardt said the proposed 
recommendation increases allocations to the campuses by 
five percent and decreases the President's office allocation 
by seven percent. Other efforts are to bolster the quasi- 
endowments held by the Foundation and increase reserves. 

President Knapp commented that a number of items have 
been foregone this year. In the past, funds have been used 
to do some innovative things like increasing minority 
enrollment in graduate school. This year this budget is 
tied closely to the three year stabilization program. After 
hearing the President detail some of the initiatives, it was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the FY9 

Trust Fund Interest Allocations as contained in 
Doc. T89-079. 

Trustee O'Leary, Nakajima and Rooney are recorded as 
opposed. Chair Oakes is recorded as abstaining. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m. 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, October 3, 1989 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair Carlin; Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Kruczek, Nakajima, Oakes, O'Leary, 
Reed and Rooney; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Other Trustees: Trustees Doherty, Baker, Huang, McBay, and 
Zervas 

Trustee Absent: Trustee Teixeira 

University Administration: President Knapp; Mr. Lenhardt, 
Vice President for Management and Fiscal Affairs, Mr. 
Edwards, Budget Director; Mr. Searson, General Counsel; Mr. 
Wolcott, Senior Director of Auditing 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Duffey; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Professor Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Guests: Mr. Knowles, Chair; University Health Systems, 
Inc. ; Mr. Bergan, Executive Director, University Health 
Systems, Inc. 

Chair Carlin called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m. and 
asked that the agenda be taken out of order so that members 
of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs could join 
the discussion regarding the FY' 90 Budget and Stabilization 
Plans. 

The Committee then considered the Hospital Trust Fund 
Loan Guarantee. Mr. Bergan, Executive Director for 
University Health Systems, Inc. updated the committee on the 
status of the Nursing Home Project and its financing. In 
response to a question from Trustee Haynes, Mr. Bergan 
indicated that the building would be financed with a HUD 
guaranteed mortgage which requires, as a condition, a 
prevailing wage contract. Vice President Lenhardt alerted 



the Committee that at some future point the project would 
require an easement to hookup to an existing sewer and to 
provide secondary access to the facility. It was moved, 
seconded and 



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VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board approve a loan 
guarantee by the Hospital Trust Fund for a 
loan from a commercial bank of up to $950,000 
to MedPro, Inc., a subsidiary of University 
Health Systems, Inc., for the purpose of 
providing for MedPro 's share of the capital 
requirements of the nursing home partnership 
program, provided that the loan guarantee be 
secured by the assets of MedPro, Inc. and 
reimbursement guaranteed by the University 
Health Systems, Inc., and provided further, 
that the terms and conditions of any loan 
guarantee shall be subject to approval by the 
Vice President of Management and Fiscal 
Affairs, the Chancellor of the Medical Center 
and the Board of Directors of MedPro. 



Further, 
VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board approve a loan 
guarantee by the Hospital Trust Fund on a 
loan of up to $300,000 from a commercial bank 
to MedPro, Inc. , a subsidiary of University 
Health Systems, Inc., for the purpose of 
providing for MedPro' s share of the working 
capital requirements of the nursing home 
partnership program, provided that the loan 
guarantee be secured by the assets of MedPro, 
Inc. , and by a reimbursement guarantee by 
University Health Systems, Inc. , and provided 
further that the terms and conditions of the 
loan guarantee shall be subject to approval 
by the Vice President for Management and 
Fiscal Affairs, the Chancellor of the Medical 
Center and the Board of Directors of 
University Health Systems, Inc., and the 
Board of Directors of MedPro. 






The next items considered were Personnel Actions for Dr. 
Robert Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food and Natural 
Resources at the Amherst campus and for Dr. Deborah Hines as 
Associate Dean for Minority Student and Community Academic 
Affairs at the Worcester campus. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



To recommend that the Board approve an 
overscale salary of $92,000 for Dr. Robert 
Helgesen as Dean of the College of Food and 



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Natural Resources and Professor of Entomology 
at the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. (Doc. T89-085) 



And, 



VOTED: To recommend that the Board approve an 

overscale salary of $70,000 for Deborah Hines 
as Associate Dean of Minority Student and 
Community Academic Affairs at the University 
of Massachusetts at Worcester. (Doc. T89- 
101) 

The next item amended previous votes concerning the 
Healev and Public Service Funds . This amendment was 
necessitated by the change in investment status of the funds 
from short-term investments to endowments and relieves the 
requirement for an annual return of seven percent. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board amend the 

February 27, 1985 votes of the Board of 
Trustees concerning the Joseph P. Healey and 
Public Service Endowment Funds by deleting: 

"Earnings, both realized and unrealized 
totaling 7% of the principal at the beginning 
of the fiscal year prior to their 
availability, shall be allotted each year for 
current use, any additional earnings shall be 
re-invested and such earnings shall be added 
to the principal. In calculating the amount 
to be allotted, funds added to the principal 
balance by the University's Operating Budget 
shall be deemed part of the principal at the 
beginning of that fiscal year." 

And by inserting in place thereof the 
following: 

"Income earned in the previous year shall be 
made available for expenditure." 

The next item was a housekeeping item dealing with a Long 
Term Lease with the Town of Amherst for the purpose of 
constructing an animal pound/shelter. The town has since 
decided not to proceed with the project. In order to remove 
this property from the list of surplus land, the Board must 
rescind its original vote. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board rescind the 

October 7, 1987 vote of the Board of Trustees 



authorizing the Chancellor of the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst to lease for a 
period of 99 years two acres of land to the 
Town of Amherst. (Doc. T87-090) 

At its last meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the 
University Policy for the Management of Non-State Funds. In 
order to clarify the University records, it was recommended 
that the Trust Fund Management Policy be rescinded. It was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board rescind the Trust 

Fund Management Policy as contained in Doc. 
T83-008A.' 

Vice President Lenhardt then spoke to the resolution 
concerning Accounting Practices for the 53rd Pavweek . He 
explained that every five to six years, the state budget 
contains 53 rather than 52 payweeks. Fiscal year 1990 is 
such a year. The University has set aside reserves for all 
salaries paid through non-state funds to appropriately cover 
this expense in FY' 90. The Commonwealth, due to fiscal 
constraints, has moved from a weekly to a biweekly 
payschedule and; therefore, the expense will be deferred to 
FY' 91. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board take the 

following action: 

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
has chosen to defer the 53rd payweek and not 
follow accrual based accounting procedures 
for FY '90 and intends to pay this expense 
with FY' 91 funds by implementing a biweekly 
payroll system. BE IT RESOLVED, that the 
University of Massachusetts will follow 
proper accrual accounting procedures by 
paying the 53rd payweek expense for the 
University's non-state funded employees in 
FY' 90. 

The members of the Committee on Academic and Student 
Affairs then joined the meeting. Turning to the Budget 
Stabilization Plans , President Knapp noted that at the last 
meeting the Committee voted to reallocate $2.7 million in 
Trust Fund Interest to the campuses conditional upon the 
completion of three year budget stabilization plans. He 
said one aspect of the plans provided for planning on the 
assumption that the State appropriation in FY '90, FY '91, and 
FY '92 would be the same. That assumption has now 
changed. Based on a recent mandate from the Executive 
Branch to the campuses to revert an additional five percent 



of their state appropriation. That request also contained 
instructions for higher education to reduce its filled 
positions by 700. 

Subsequent to receiving those instructions, Chancellor 
Jenifer and Chairman Tsongas met with Mr. Lashman. As a 
result of that meeting there has been a lifting of the 
reduction of personnel giving the institutions the 
flexibility on how they will raise the $35 million. The 
impact, however, is still severe. The University has had 
five cuts in the last two and one-half years, adding up to 
over $3 3 million that has been taken out of its budget. 

Vice President Lenhardt then gave an overview of the 
FY '90 budget and the stabilization plans. 

Chancellor Laster then spoke about the issues confronting 
the hospital and alerted the Committee that this year, like 
other hospitals in the state, the hospital is facing a 
Medicaid shortfall possibility of as much as $12 million, a 
problem in possible revenue shortfall due to the regulations 
involved in the hospital management that could be as much as 
a $20 million loss, $17 million in fringe benefit and an 
uncertain amount in increased salary demands. 

Chancellor Penney reviewed the steps already taken as the 
campus has had to reduce its state appropriation. Among 
them, the campus has absorbed a 24% cut in state 
appropriations in support accounts, laid off 18 members of 
the administrative/professional staff, reduced head count 
enrollment on the campus by 1000 students from the Fall '87 
to the Fall' 89, reduced full time members of the faculty by 
12, and experienced tuition and mandatory fee increases of 
27% since fall, 1988. She also pointed out that the overall 
vacancy rate of the campus is 14% of authorized positions, 
The campus is operating today with 38 fewer positions than 
it did a year ago, the equivalent of closing a small school 
or program. If the campus has to cut an additional 5% on 
top of all the cuts and shortfalls in the last two years, 
the campus would be devastated and the mission of the campus 
would be radically changed. 

Chancellor Duffey in speaking to the stabilization plans 
pointed out the principles which guided the campus in making 
budget cuts and reallocations: First, to preserve academic 
quality by absorbing a greater proportion of reductions in 
non-academic areas and in non-faculty positions. Second, to 
protect the core academic departments from the deepest 
reductions. Third, to maintain proportional support in non- 
personnel accounts (equipment, supplies, maintenance) . 
Fourth, to maintain, if possible, the current breadth of 
academic programs. He also reviewed the redistribution of 



of their state appropriation. That request also contained 
instructions for higher education to reduce its filled 
positions by 700. 

Subsequent to receiving those instructions, Chancellor 
Jenifer and Chairman Tsongas met with Mr. Lashman. As a 
result of that meeting there has been a lifting of the 
reduction of personnel giving the institutions the 
flexibility on how they will raise the $35 million. The 
impact, however, is still severe. The University has had 
five cuts in the last two and one-half years, adding up to 
over $33 million that has been taken out of its budget. 

Vice President Lenhardt then gave an overview of the 
FY' 90 budget and the stabilization plans. 

Chancellor Laster then spoke about the issues confronting 
the hospital and alerted the Committee that this year, like 
other hospitals in the state, the hospital is facing a 
Medicaid shortfall possibility of as much as $12 million, a 
problem in possible revenue shortfall due to the regulations 
involved in the hospital management that could be as much as 
a $20 million loss, $17 million in fringe benefit and an 
uncertain amount in increased salary demands. 

Chancellor Penney reviewed the steps already taken as the 
campus has had to reduce its state appropriation. Among 
them, the campus has absorbed a 24% cut in state 
appropriations in support accounts, laid off 18 members of 
the administrative/professional staff, reduced head count 
enrollment on the campus by 1000 students from the Fall '87 
to the Fall '89, reduced full time members of the faculty by 
12, and experienced tuition and mandatory fee increases of 
27% since fall, 1988. She also pointed out that the overall 
vacancy rate of the campus is 14% of authorized positions. 
The campus is operating today with 3 8 fewer positions than 
it did a year ago, the equivalent of closing a small school 
or program. If the campus has to cut an additional 5% on 
top of all the cuts and shortfalls in the last two years, 
the campus would be devastated and the mission of the campus 
would be radically changed. 

Chancellor Duffey in speaking to the stabilization plans 
pointed out the principles which guided the campus in making 
budget cuts and reallocations: First, to preserve academic 
quality by absorbing a greater proportion of reductions in 
non-academic areas and in non-faculty positions. Second, to 
protect the core academic departments from the deepest 
reductions. Third, to maintain proportional support in non- 
personnel accounts (equipment, supplies, maintenance) . 
Fourth, to maintain, if possible, the current breadth of 
academic programs. He also reviewed the redistribution of 



funding and operational impact of the three year 
stabilization plans. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board approve the FY '90 

Operating Budget as contained in Doc. T89- 
077. 

And further, 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board allocate $3 00,000 

from Trustee Reserve to the Campus 
Contingency Pool raising the total available 
in the pool to $3,000,000. 

The Committee then discussed the report on Multi Year 
Contracts. Chancellor Duffey noted that the report does not 
include how long the individual has been at the campus, the 
length of contract the individual is eligible for under the 
terms of the policy, and the rating the individual received. 
He added that the campus has been much more careful in its 
review process for multi-year contracts. 

Trustee Foley reporting for the ad hoc athletic committee 
introduced the next item, the Student Athletic Fee at the 
Amherst campus. He distributed to the Committee material 
concerning the budget crisis for the athletic department and 
the need for a $15 increase in the fee to maintain the 
present range of activities currently sponsored. Three 
dollars of the total fee would be used to fund a development 
position for Athletics. This item was deferred to the 
December meeting. Chair Carl in noted that the customary 
practice is for student fees increases to be entertained as 
a total package in April. 

Chair Carlin then called for a motion to enter executive 
session to discuss Audits and Collective Bargaining. He 
announced the Committee would not reconvene in open session. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To enter executive session. 

Chair Carlin voted for the motion as did Trustees Bowman, 
DiCara, Haynes, Kruczek, Nakajima, Oakes, O'Leary, Reed and 
Rooney. The time was 3:10 p.m. 



Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary to 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Thursday, November 9, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

2 50 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Carlin, Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Nakajima, Oakes, O'Leary, Reed, 
Rooney and Teixeira; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Absent : Trustee Kruczek 

Other Trustees : Trustees Baker, Foley and Zervas 

University Adminsitration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt 

UM/ Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative; Vice Chancellor Page 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney, Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative; Vice Chancellor McCormack 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Dr. Cooke, Faculty 
Representative 

Trustee Carlin, Chair, called the special meeting to 
order at 1:20 p.m. and called on President Knapp. 

President Knapp reviewed the actions of the Executive 
Branch requiring public higher education to revert $2 5 
million of its state appropriation. He indicated that the 
campuses have looked at a number of options to meet the 
current fiscal crisis including additional fees, program 
reductions and or terminations, personnel reductions, 
employee furlough, and non-personnel savings. He added that 
each of the Chancellors have taken the charge seriously, 
looked at all available options and are prepared to speak to 
the Committee about their conclusions and recommendations. 
He added further that he supported the recommendations 
before the Committee. 

Chancellor Duffey then spoke to the Amherst campus 
reduction and the recommended increase in the Curriculum 
Support Fee of up to a maximum of $350 per semester for 
undergraduate and graduate students. 

In response to questions raised, Dean Helgensen, Dean 
Byron and Dean Draher spoke about the elimination of 
programs, terminations and decreases in enrollment at the 



Amherst campus as a result of the state's fiscal crisis. 
Specifically, things the campus is not currently doing which 
it was last year. First, the campus is not filling 
positions. Dean Helgensen cited examples of programs 
discontinued including the Department of Food Engineering 
There are currently 12 graduate students and 2 4 majors 
involved in this program as well as 3 00 students in courses 
offered. 

John Cole, President of the Massachusetts Society of 
Professors and member of the Anthropology Department at 
Amherst spoke about what its like to teach in the College of 
Arts and Sciences dealing with the general education 
requirements, the loss of faculty, and the decrease in 
teaching assistants. 

Trustee Nakajima indicated that after listening to the 
presentation he could understand the great pressures the 
University is under to maintain quality and support 
services. He said the campus has been working hard to 
mobilize and get special funding and asked the Committee to 
defer action on this item until a final determination was 
made at the State House to get special funding. He said a 
decision today would greatly affect morale on campus and 
damage the relationship with the Board of Trustees and 
Administration . 

Chancellor Duffey indicating his sympathy said the action 
before the Committee tries to incorporate a condition that 
the fee not be implemented unless the state mandates the 4% 
reversion in the state appropriation. He also suggested 
that the Board express it's strong concern about the cuts 
and action of the Legislature. 

Trustee O'Leary, concerned about supporting a fee 
increase particularly because tuition and fees are to be 
taken together, said students are being faced with 
substantial increases during the academic year. He wondered 
whether the Board should be looking at other drastic cuts, 
and outright elimination of programs as opposed to a 
balanced across the board cut which hurts all programs. 

Chancellor Penney said that in the personnel account 
before the current reversion, 17% was taken out of 
administrative areas to preserve academic areas wherever 
possible. The Campus has turned away 1000 students, 
cancelled programs for state workers, and programs working 
with hispanic youths. 

A motion was then made to approve the revised state 
appropriation subsidiary budgets for the campuses. It was 
moved, seconded and 

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VOTED ; To recommend that the Board take the following 
action: 

To approve the revised FY '90 State appropriation 
subsidiary budgets for the Amherst, Boston and 
Worcester campuses as contained in Doc. T89-10 3. 

A motion to table the matter of increases in the 
Curriculum Support Fee at Amherst and Boston was made and 
seconded. After considerable discussion, Trustee O'Leary 
withdrew the motion. Since a special meeting of the Board 
had been called to convene following this meeting, the 
Committee agreed to present the increases in the Curriculum 
Support Fee at the Amherst and Boston campuses without a 
recommendation . 

The Committee then considered a Personnel Action for 
Peter Van Etten as Deputy Chancellor for Finance and 
Management at the Medical Center. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve an overscale 
salary of $130,000 for Peter Van Etten as Deputy 
Chancellor for Finance and Management at the 
Medical Center. (Doc. T89-096) 

The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m. 

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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
BUDGET AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, December 5, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Thirteeth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Carlin; Trustees 
Bowman, DiCara, Haynes, Kruczek, Nakajima, Oakes, O'Leary, 
Reed and Rooney; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Committee Members Absent : Trustee Teixeira 

Other Trustees : Trustees Doherty, Foley and Mahoney 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Vice Chancellor Page; 
Professor May, Faculty Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Vice Chancellor McCormack; 
Professor Hogarty; Faculty Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster 

Trustee Carlin, Chair, convened the meeting at 1:00 p.m. 

He then called on Trustee Foley who introduced the item, 
Increase in Student Athletic Fee at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. In speaking to this item, he 
noted that the University has because of the budget crisis 
scaled down the number of students and downsized its 
programs. The resultant loss of revenue achieved through 
the fees has impacted the athletic program resulting in a 
shortfall of $134,000. He recommended, on behalf of the 
Trustee Athletic Committee, that a broad based Athletic 
program is now and should continue to be a vital part of t:. 
University experience. If an increase is not approved, tho 
campus would need to make a decision to change the status 
some programs to club status. 

He added that scheduling and recruiting needs to be done 
at least a year in advance and prevents this fee increase * 
being considered within the normal time sequence. The 
proposed $16 increase includes $3 to fund a development 
position for athletics. 

After discussion, it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve a $16 



increase in the student athletic fee at the 
University of Massachusetts at Amherst effective 
for the Academic Year 1990 - 1991. 

Trustees Carl in and Rooney are recorded as opposed. 
Trustees O'Leary and Haynes are recorded as abstained. 

Vice President Lenhardt then reported on the Regent's 
recommendation of $795.7 million for all public higher 
education for FY 1991 , an increase of over 11% from FY 1990. 
He added that based on projected revenues, the Executive 
Office of Administration and Finance has estimated for FY 
1991, the budget will be FY 1990 estimated spending after 
vetoes, withheld allotments and reversions. 

Robert Brand then detailed the Treasurer's 1989 
Investment Report. 

The next item on the agenda was the Trust Fund Interest 
Report which reflects FY 1989 revised budgets, actual FY 
1989 expenditures and the FY 1990 budgets by expenditure 
category. 

Vice President Lenhardt then spoke to pending Legislative 
Issues which could have serious implications for the 
University. Specifically, the University will be required 
to pay fringe benefit costs for Trust Funded employees. 
This could total approximately $20 million in FY 1990 and 
approximately $40 million in FY 1991. The other sections 
deal with 03 expenditures and the increase the cost of out- 
of-state tuition effective January 1, 1990. 

Under subcommittee reports, Chair Carlin named Trustees 
O'Leary, Haynes and Kruczek to review tuition costs at the 
Worcester campus and report back to the Committee at its 
next meeting. 

Vice President Lenhardt then reported on Capital Outlay 
and why despite the appropriation of monies in FY 1989 most 
major projects have been put on hold. 

The Audits were then considered. It was moved, seconded 
and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board accept the following 
audits: 

Group Practice Plan - FY89 Financial Statement 
(Doc. T89-112) 



Self-Insurance Trust (UMW) - FY89 Financial 
Statement (Doc. T89-113) 

WFCR-FM and Friends of WFCR, Inc. - FY90 



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Financial Statement, Management Letter and Annual 
Audit (Doc. T89-111) 

Chair Carlin then asked Trustee Bowman to speak about the 
Trustee Reserve Allocations recommended by the University 
Relations and Development Committee. Trustee Bowman 
reviewed the history of development efforts and previous 
funding. He indicated that this allocation would fund an 
outside effort to help leverage the development efforts at 
the University aimed at business, alumni and the foundation 
to help fund excellence. It was moved, seconded and 



VOTED: 



WHEREAS : 



WHEREAS 



WHEREAS 



To recommend that the Board take the 
following action: 

The budget for the University has been 
severely restricted for each of the past 
three years, cutting into the quality of the 
institution while passing more the 
financial burden to students and their 
families; and 

The deepening fiscal crisis of the 
Commonwealth portends even more cuts 
and continued challenges; and 

The Trustees have allocated funds to 
the campuses for the expressed purpose 
of raising funds from private sources 
through increased development efforts; 
and 



WHEREAS : 



In the opinion of development experts, the 
negative image of the Commonwealth and the 
lack of image of the University itself will 
reduce the effectiveness of those development 
efforts; 



THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the Trustees allocate an amount 
not to exceed $150,000 from Trustee 
Reserve to fund an effort guided by 
outside experts to position the 
University, its faculty, and its 
program in such a way as to increase 
the likelihood that outside development 
efforts will be successful. (Doc. T89- 
116) 

The second Allocation would help fund the Amherst Alumni 
Association communication efforts and help establish new 
clubs. He added the issue has the strong support of campus 
and a detailed budget has been reviewed by the campus. It 



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was moved seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board authorize an 

allocation of $75,000 from Trustee Reserve to the 
Amherst Alumni Association as a one-time seed 
grant; provided, that prior to the allocation of 
funds the Alumni Association submit to the 
President a budget and that periodic reports 
reflecting expenditures also be submitted. (Doc. 
T89-117) 

Chair Carlin then called for a motion to enter executive 
session to discuss collective bargaining. He announced the 
committee would reconvene in open session. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To go into Executive Session. 

The time was 2:25 p.m. 

Chair Carlin voted for the motion as did Trustees Bowman, 
DiCara, Haynes, Kruczek, O'Leary, Reed and Rooney. 

At 2:45 p.m, the committee came out of executive session 
and the meeting adjourned. The Committee then joined the 
Committee on Academic and Student Affairs to discuss the 
impact of budget reductions and fee increases on academic 
programs . 

Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Wednesday, January LI, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair McBay; Trustees 
Baker, Huang, Kruczek and Walker; Mrs. Fontaine, 
Administrative Secretary; Ms. Warner, Deputy Secretary 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Huguenin and Zervas 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Smith and Willits 

UM/Amherst : Provost 0'3rien; Deans Darity and Schwartz 

UM /Bo st on : Acting Provost Zompa 

UM/Worcester : Deputy Provost Kelly; Dr. Hanshaw, Dean/ 
Provost 

Trustee Mc3ay, Chair, convened the meeting at 2:05 
p.m. 

The first item considered was Appointments with 
Tenure- -UM/Amherst and UM/Worcester. Vice President 



Smith, in introducing this item, indicated that ail 
candidates went through extensive review at the campus 
and President's Office level. 

Dr. Rodney K. Murphy is currently a tenured full 
professor at the State University of New York at 
Albany and will be the new director of the Program in 
Neurosc iences at the Amherst campus. Also appointed 
to the Amherst campus will be Dr. J. Mohan Rao, who 
has been recruited from Boston University, and Dr. 
Julian F. Tyson, who comes from Loughborough 
University of Technology. 

The appointment of Dr. Kenneth L. Nolier at the 
Worcester campus concludes the search for Chair of the 
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Nolier 
is currently Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at 
the Mayo Medical School. 

After a brief discussion, it was moved, seconded 
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VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the appointment with 
tenure of the following individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Rodney K. Murphy as Professor of Zoology 
J. Mohan Rao as Associate Professor of 

Economics 
Julian F. Tyson as Professor of Chemistry 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: 

Kenneth L. Noller as Professor of 
Obestetrics and Gynecology 

(Doc. T89-003) 

The next item considered was Awards of Tenure -- 
UM/Wocester . It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the award of tenure to 
the following individuals at the 
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Robert J. Goldberg as Associate Professor 

of Medicine 
Joel M. Gore as Professor of Medicine 
Janet M. Stavmezer as Associate Professor 

of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 

(Doc. t89-005) 

The Committee then considered a request for a 
Transfer of Tenure from the Amherst campus to the 
3oston campus. Professors Castellano and 3arbara 
Turner have accepted faculty appointments on the 
Boston campus, and this request comes with the support 
of the Amherst campus. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the 3oard concur with 

the President in the transfer of tenure of 
Professors Castellano Turner and Barbara 
Turner from the Amherst campus to the 
Boston campus. (Doc. TS9-002) 



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The recommendation has been unanimously endorsed 
by the Faculty Council with the understanding that it 
will terminate if Rehabilitation Medicine becomes an 
independent academic department. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board change the 

name of the Department of Orthopedics at 
the Medical Center to the Department of 
Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation. 
(Doc. T89-004) 

The next item was the Reorganization of the School 
of Health Sciences --UM/Amherst . The proposal, which 
had been previously discussed at the November 
Committee meeting, recommends that the School of 
Health Sciences be dissolved and the current Divisions 
of Nursing and Public Health be reclassified as 
schools, each headed by its own dean. It was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
reorganization of the School of Health 
Sciences at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst as set forth in 
Doc. T88-082. 

Graduation Lists were then considered. At Amherst 
there were 879 undergraduate candidates presented for 
graduation in February, 1989 and 87 Doctor of Medicine 
degrees from Worcester for graduation in June, 1989. 
It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To approve the January, 1989 graduation 
lists of the University of Massachusetts 
at Amherst and the June, 1989 graduation 
lists of the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester subject to the completion of 
all requirements as certified by the 
Recorder of the campus. (Doc. T89-001) 

The Committee then discussed Institutional Program 
Reviews at the Amherst campus. The ten programs which 
underwent review were Afro-American Studies, Classics, 
Comparative Literature, Exercise Science, History, 
Journalism, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, 
Linguistics, Philosophy, and Women Studies. 

Provost O'Brien indicated the seriousness with 
which the campus undertakes the reviews. It was noted 
that the reviews repeatedly point to three or four 
common problems in virtually every report connected 
with physical facilities, graduate student stipends 



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and general support for faculty. Matters of this type 
are beyond the campus control but in other areas where 
the campus can affect a change there are formal 
approaches . 

Dean Murray Schwartz, Dean of Humanities, then 
commented on the reviews, the follow-up to the 
reviews, and answered specific questions. He 
specifically cited improvements and changes as a 
result of the reports in the English and Philosphy 
Departments . 

President Knapp pointed out that these reviews 
have been used to support the University's case for 
more space and have resulted in the recent Capital 
Outlay appropriation. 

The Committee then heard Campus Reports . At 
Worcester, Provost Hanshaw indicated that the current 
budget crisis had impacted the academic component by 
reducing the reimbursement to affliated hospitals for 
the costs for clerkship training, and the amounts of 
books purchased for the library has had to be 
decreased to perserve journals. 

Acting Provost Zompa from the Boston campus said 
that as a result of the budget situation, 
approximately 155 faculty positions have been frozen, 
more than 200 qualified students have been turned away 
for the spring semester, and travel and equipment 
budgets have been severely restricted. 

On the positive side, he announced that Robert 
Spaethling would be joining the Provost's office as 
Deputy Provost concentrating on Academic Affairs 
issues . 

In closing, he reported on the status of three 
searches currently in progress. The search for 
Director of the Urban Harbors Institute concluded with 
the appointment of Richard Delaney, the search for 
Director of Library is in its final stages and the 
search for Dean of the College of Education is 
progressing. 

Provost O'Brien, in speaking about the series of 
financial problems at the Amherst campus, said that 
since October there has been a hiring freeze, and the 
support accounts, equipment and maintenance have been 
hit the hardest. 



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He then spoke about Biotechnology, an area where 
the campus is moving ahead, and distributed a brochure 
on Biotechnology Research which describes the 
background and interest of some of the faculty who are 
involved in biotechnology. 

The biotechnology program, headed by Glen Brown, 
provides services, information and help faculty make 
contact with individuals who have funds to invest in 
biotechnology development. 

The Committee also discussed the recent Globe 
article which focused on alleged charges against 
basketball players. 

There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m. 





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Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Wednesday, March 8, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee Members and Committee Staff : Chair McBay; 

Trustees Baker, Huang, Kruczek, Walker, Zervas; Mrs. 

Fontaine, Administrative Secretary, Ms. Warner, Deputy 
Secretary 

Other Trustees : Trustee Orefice 

Committee Member Absent : Trustee Huguenin 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Smith and Lenhardt; Acting Associate Vice 
President Tribble; Ms. Nethersole, Director Student 
Affairs; Mr. Cusker, Executive Assistant to the 
President 

UM/Amherst : Provost O'Brien, Vice Chancellor Madson, 
Associate Provost Tillis, Dean Quinley, Professor 
Kinney 

UM/Boston : Provost Zompa 

UM/Worcester : Deputy Provost Kelly, Provost/Dean 
Hanshaw 

Chair McBay called the meeting to order at 2:00 
p.m. and asked the committee for their suggestions 
about future agenda items. Items Committee members 
expressed an interest in discussing were: a profile of 
academic offerings by institution, a profile of 
students and faculty by department, a better 
understanding of institutional support services, 
student input about their perception of services, and 
the status of academic programs and their approval 
status . 

The Committee then turned to the agenda, the 
first item for consideration was Awards of Tenure at 
Amherst and Boston . Vice President Smith distributed 
an updated profile summarizing the tenure appointments 
from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988 



Campus Total Women Minorities 

Amherst 36 15 5 

Boston 13 6 2 

Worcester _9 _3 _0 

Total 58 24 7 

In the course of the discussion, there was a 
concern raised about the use of the term 
"probationary" to define the period between the hiring 
date for a faculty member and his/her tenure decision 
year. Vice President Smith indicated that the term is 
in line with AAUP (American Association of University 
Professors) standards and procedures. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the award of tenure to 
the following individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Madeleine H. Blais as Associate 

Professor of Journalism 
Frank Ozereko as Associate Professor of 

Art 
Nadine E. Shank as Associate Professor 

of Music and Dance 
Ian H. Angus as Associate Professor of 

Communications 
Carol E. Heim as Associate Professor of 

Economics 
M. J. Peterson as Associate Professor 

of Political Science 
David M. Bloome as Associate Professor 

of Instructional Leadership 
Janice Roberts as Associate Professor 

of Human Services and Applied 

Behavioral Sciences 

University of Massachusetts at Boston: 

Louise A. Smith as Associate Professor 

of English 
Manickam Sugumaran as Associate 

Professor of Biology 
(Doc. T89-026) 



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The next item on the agenda was the Restructur ing 
of the Department of Food Science at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. The proposal calls for the 
Department of Food Science and Nutrition to be separated 
into two departments, the Department of Food Science and 
the Department of Nutrition. Although relatively small 
departments, the separation would enhance their 
opportunities for individual growth and development. 
Provost O'Brien further stated that the restructuring 
would be done within current resources available. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
restructuring of the Department of Food 
Science and Nutrition at the University 
of Massachusetts at Amherst as set 
forth in Doc T73-187A 

The next item was Graduation Lists for 
UM/Amherst, UM/Boston, and UM/Worcester . The number 
of degrees to be awarded were: 

Amherst 



6 
97 



Undergraduate Candidates 
Graduate Candidates 



February, 1989 
February, 1989 



Boston 



1,219 Undergraduate Candidates 
271 Graduate Candidates 



June & Sept. 1989 
June & Sept. , 1989 



Worcester 



14 
90 
26 



Ph.D. Candidates 
M.D. Candidates 
Graduate Candidates, 



June, 1989 
June, 1989 
Nursing May, 1989 



It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the February, 
1989 graduation lists at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst, the June and September, 
1989 graduation lists^at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston pending final review by 
the Faculty Council and the May and June, 1989 
graduation lists at the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester. All graduation lists 
are subject to the completion of all requirements 
as certified by the Recorder of the campus. (Doc. 
T89-001A) 



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The next item was Appointment to Distinguished 
Professorships at Amherst. The Amherst campus wishes 
to bestow the honorific title of Distinguished 
University Professor upon Professor Ring T. Carde, 
Department of Entomology, one of the international 
authorities in the area of Entomology; and Professor 
James V. Tate, Department of English, a distinguished 
poet. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with 
the President in the appointments of 
Ring T. Carde, Department of Entomology 
and Professor James V. Tate, Department 
of English, as Distinguished University 
Professors. (Doc. T89-027) 



The Committee was then presen 
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retention of African-American, Native American, 
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have been more complex in the past few years. She 
stated that the campuses are experiencing problems 
with yield and retention and it will be necessary to 
take a broader view on the position of minority 
students on campus. The University must look at 
diversity on campus, faculty and student development, 
housing, public safety, diversity requirements in 
general 'education , and the need to solicit faculty 
support . 



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and minority applicants have declined 
onately. The strict five year residency 
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may need to be changed in order to increase 

of minority applicants. Due to academic 
ties, many minority students have had to 
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Chair McBay posed the question of academic 
performance and its relationship to success and 
retention. Possible causes of failure given were 
poorly prepared intercity students, intensive 
recruiting resulting in the admission of students who 
are academic risks, and the fact that institutions of 
higher education have been predominately white 
schools, taught by predominately white faculty, with a 
predominately white curriculum. 

President Knapp spoke about the City Lights 
Program which was set up to work with Dorchester High 
School, Worcester South High School and Holyoke High 
School. He described the program as a pilot program 
working with teachers and students using the 
University as a resource. He is now attempting to 
raise money for the program from businesses. 

Ms. Nethersole expressed a concern for 
measuring the quality of the institution on the basis 
of its student admissions SAT scores. She felt S^T 
scores should not have a negative effect on student 
admissions, and should not be used as a measure of the 
quality of the institution. She stated that the 
measure of the quality of the University should be 
what is accomplished with the students. Trustee 

Walker stressed that the University should focus on { 

all students who do not have financial or academic 
qua! if icat ions . 

Ms. Nethersole stated that there is a current 
conservative trend on campuses nationally, which has 
attached itself to a strong racist trend. Together 
they have the potential of exploding into incidents. 
The campuses should focus on every day events in 
dormitories, and towards what is considered acceptable 
in a learning environment. She stressed paying more 
attention to the daily happenings to students on 
campus, and addressing the underlying tensions that 
lead to incidents. 

President Knapp spoke of the report from the 
Commission on the Future of the University and 
Chancellor Jenifer's proposal to the Board of 
Regents. He stated that the Commission on the Future 
report is a thoughtful analysis of recommendations to 
the University. The Board of Regents report is a more 
structural and organizational document, as opposed to 
an academic document. He stated that the intent of 
the Board of Regents document is to dissolve the 
University of Massachusetts as it now exists and to 
provide for the Boston campus as a separate ~ 

institution with its own Board of Trustees. It would 
establish the University of Massachusetts Amherst and 

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Worcester as senior and junior partners, and provide 
for a change of names establishing the University of 
Massachusetts at Lowell and the University of 
Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Further it calls for a 
coordinating council of presidents responsible for 
coordination but not governance or policy. He stated 
that the Board of Regents will consider this document 
on March 14th and will be sending it to the Board of 
Trustees, Presidents and others for response. 

There being no further business the meeting 
adjourned at 4:05 p.m. 



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Margaret D. Warner 

Deputy Secretary 

to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, May 9, 1989; 2:00 p.m. 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Chair McBay; Trustees 
Kruczek, Walker and Zervas 

Other Trustees: Trustee Orefice 

Committee Members Absent: Trustees Baker, Huang, and 
Huguenin 

University Administration: President Knapp; Vice Presidents 
Smith and Lenhardt; Ms. Nethersole, Director of Student 
Affairs 

UM/Amherst: Provost O'Brien; Vice Chancellor Madson; Dean 
Quinley, Dean for Academic Support Services; Mr. Rinehart, 
Director of Undergraduate Admissions; Mr. Sackett, Associate 
Director of Financial Aid; Professor Manning 

UM/Boston: Provost Zompa; Ms. Dubose, Director of Financial 
Aid Management; Mr. Ancrum, Director of Admissions; Mr. 
Rooney, Student Trustee-elect 

UM/Worcester : Dean Hanshaw 

Trustee McBay, Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:00 
p.m. The first item on the agenda was Appointments with 
Tenure at the Amherst campus. Vice President Smith in 
introducing this item indicated that two of the individuals 
recommended for appointment are presently tenured at their 
respective institutions. Dr. Lynne Baker is a tenured full 
professor at Middlebury College and Dr. John Higginson is 
tenured at Northern Illinois University. Of the three 
appointments, two are women and two are black. After 
discussion of the individual appointments, it was moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board concur 

with the President in the appointment 
with tenure of the following 
individuals: 



Dr. Lynne Baker as Professor of 

Philosophy 

Dr. Joye L. Bowman as Professor of 

History 

Dr. John Higginson as Professor of 

History (Doc. T89-042) 

The next agenda item was Awards of Tenure at the Amherst, 
Boston and Worcester campuses. Vice President Smith said 
the individuals recommended for tenure have gone through the 
regular timeframe for tenure review and have undergone 
extensive review at the campus and President's Office level. 
Of the individuals recommended for tenure, three are female 
and one is a black male. 

In the course of the discussion, there was a concern 
raised by Trustee Kruczek about the evaluation process at 
the Worcester campus relative to student evaluations. Dean 
Hanshaw commented that he believes there should be a more 
systematic method of student evaluations, but there are two 
problems accomplishing this. The first is getting 
evaluations from the students and, the second, is getting a 
system that centralizes the evaluation and takes it out of 
the department. The campus Educational Policy Committee is 
currently considering this item, and a recommendation is 
expected. He added that this was one of the areas that 
would be considered at the upcoming faculty retreat. There 
then ensued a discussion about student evaluations at all 
three campuses and the need for more student education in 
this area. Vice President Smith indicated that his office 
would pursue this item, and it would be a future agenda 
item. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the award of tenure to the following 
individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Christos G. Cassandras as Associate Professor 

of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Alfred DeFonzo as Associate Professor of 

Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Karl Stephan as Associate Professor of Electrical 

and Computer Engineering 
Julie A. Caswell as Associate Professor of 

Agricultural and Resource Economics 
Paul R. Cohen as Associate Professor of Computer 

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Kenneth A. Carey as Associate Professor of Plant 

and Soil Sciences 
Bruce Coury as Associate Professor of Industrial 

Engineering and Operations Research 
Bartholomew Nnaji as Associate Professor of 

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 
John J. Cunningham as Associate Professor of Food 

Science and Nutrition 
Alexander Eydeland as Associate Professor of 

Mathematics and Statistics 
Richard Freyman as Associate Professor of 

Communication Disorders 
Joseph Hamill as Associate Professor of 

Exercise Science 
Ketu Katrak as Associate Professor of English 
Susan Kleinmann as Associate Professor of 

Physics and Astronomy 
Mark Lindhult as Associate Professor of 

Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning 
Stanley E. Scarpati as Associate Professor of 

Human Services and Applied Behavioral Sciences 
Charles I. Stubbart as Associate Professor of 

Management 

University of Massachusetts at Boston: 

Steven Ackerman as Associate Professor of 
Biology 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: 

Jeffrey A. Leppo as Professor of Nuclear 

Medicine 
Cheryl R. Scheid as Professor of Physiology 

The next item considered by the Committee was a request 
from the Amherst campus that Dr. Peter Helper be Appointed 
as the Ray Ethan Torrey Professor of Botany when the current 
distinguished occupant, Professor Margaret Bigelow, retires 
on August 31, 1989. Dr. Helper is a distinguished cell 
biologist and excellent teacher who is clearly deserving of 
this honor. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board concur 

with the President in the appointment 
of Dr. Peter Helper as the Ray Ethan 
Torrey Professor of Botany at the 
University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. (Doc. T89-044) 

Graduation Lists were then considered. At Amherst, the 
May, 1989 graduation list included 3,202 undergraduate 



candidates. In addition, the name of Jian-yi Ma, a 
candidate for the Masters degree in Medical Sciences was 
submitted from the Worcester campus. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED: To recommend that the Board approve 
the May 28, 1989 graduation list at 
the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst subject to the completion of 
all requirements as certified by the 
Recorder of the Campus. (Doc. T89- 
001B) 

And further, 

To award a Masters degree in Medical 
Sciences to Jian-yi Ma. (Doc. T89-001B) 

The Committee then reviewed a revised version of the 
Mission Statement of the University of Massachusetts at 
Amherst. After discussion and concerns about the structure 
of the language of the statement, Provost O'Brien urged the 
Committee members to submit to him specific comments. 

Vice President Smith then outlined the process which New 
Academic Degree Proposals are reviewed both at the campus 
level and within the University system and the status of new 
academic program proposals for the period 1983-1989. 

The Committee then discussed the planning of a Ph.D in 
Hotel Restaurant Management at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst. Vice President Smith said the 
Stage I proposal was reviewed by the Academic Affairs 
Council and as a result of concerns raised at that level, 
the planning process will be carefully monitored. Questions 
raised by the Committee which should be addressed at the 
next level included what the intellectual focus would be, 
the credentials of faculty in other similar programs at 
other institutions, potential employers, evidence of student 
interest in the proposal, and the priority of the proposal 
relative to more traditional programs being considered. 



The next item was discussion 
Admissions and Financial Aid Rep 
Provost Zompa said historically 
since 1983 has been projected at 
approximately 8,500 to 8,600 FTE 
constant at approximately 12,000 
that the campus will remain at 8 



of the Undergraduate 
ort at Amherst and Boston, 
the headcount enrollment 
a steady state of 
students and the trend is 
students. Projections are 
600 students until 1995 



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In summarizing the report, he said 

Total applications received were the highest in 
campus history. There were 6,959 total 
applications, representing an increase of 140 
over last year. Enrollment, however, was down 
by 567 students. 

As in previous years, approximately two thirds 
of the entering class of new students were 
transfer students. 

Among freshman applicants, both the acceptance 
rate and the yield rate continued to decline, 
following the trend of previous years. 

The proportion of minority students among new 
freshman enrollees remained stable at 24%. Of 
concern to the campus, is a decline in 
applications from black students during the past 
two years. A campus Task Force has been 
established to study this trend. 

SAT scores for new freshmen continue to improve. 

Among transfer applicants, the proportion of 
minority applicants remains stable, but 
acceptance rates declined, and yield rates now 
are similar to rates for non-minority students. 

Overall grade point averages for transfer 
students improved slightly. 

- 39% of new transfer enrollees came from 
Massachusetts two-year colleges. 

Graduate applications also were the highest in 
the campus history, and graduate students now 
represent 11% of campus FTE enrollment. 

The Committee then viewed a video tape which is part of 
an eight part television series on Financial Aid which was 
produced and cablecast over Boston and Brookline community 
access channels. Ms. Corine DuBose, Director of Financial 
Aid Management, said that of the 24% minority enrollment, 
those students receive approximately 2 6% of the financial 
aid. Overall, the total amount of financial aid the campus 
receives decreased slightly over the last year and was in 
the area of the federal loan program, particularly in the 
Guaranteed Student Loan. That loss was mitigated in other 
federal and state programs. The campus' largest increase 
was in the General Scholarship program for Massachusetts, 



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with an increase of $378,007. The campus has also done 
phenomenal work in developing outside resources for 
students, with an increase of $160 thousand dollars through 
outreach efforts. 

Dean Madson said the Amherst campus has on hand five 
applications for every spot in the first year class. In 
other words, just under 19,000 applications for the first 
year have been received. The applicant pool has increased 
twenty-two points in terms of SATs for in-state students, 
thirty points for out-of-state students and three percentage 
points in terms of high school class rank for in-state and 
out-of-state students. However, like other public 
universities in New England, the total number of 
applications is down from last year, nearly twenty-one 
percent and it is predicted that this will not change until 
1993. 

In financial aid, there is concern that the cost of 
education is increasing faster than available aid. Over the 
last two years, unmet financial need has increased from 
$19.2 million dollars to $29.7 million dollars this past 
year. 

Dean Quinley, Dean for Academic Support Services then 
introduced Timm Rinehart, Director of Undergraduate 
Admissions and David Sackett, Associate Director of 
Financial Aid. 

She said that characteristic of the 1988 year was the 
number of students applying to the campus. From 1986 
through 1988 the numbers have risen substantially and the 
percentage of students that can be accommodated, therefore, 
has declined. For the same period of time, the number of 
applications from minority students has increased, with the 
acceptance rate declining as standards are tightened. The 
problem for the campus over the last several years has been 
the yield. The campus has not attracted as many students as 
we would like to. This fall, 1989 the campus has undertaken 
a very ambitious yield enhancement program and is hopeful 
the numbers will increase. 

The second piece of news on the Amherst campus is the 
academic profile of the freshman. In 1988, the combined SAT 
scores were 1058 and that represented a twenty five point 
increase over 1987. There was also a rise in the average 
class rank from the twenty-fifth percentile to the twenty- 
third. 

With regard to the academic programs students are 
choosing, there is a continuing strong demand for the 
traditionally competitive majors: Management, Engineering, 



^ Hotel Restaurant Management and, in fact, of the 12,429 

students accepted, eighteen percent had to be offered their 
second choice major. 

Turning to financial aid, the campus has had a small 
increase, 2.3 percent in the number who are applying for 
aid. The number who have need has modestly decreased. The 
number of students with need who do not get any aid at all 
increased by two percent from 1987 and the average award to 
students declined by a relatively small measure. 

Additional information was requested about the quality of 
preparation of the students who transfer from two year 
colleges. Chair McBay asked that the Committee revisit this 
issue again when there was more time available on the 
agenda. It was also suggested that there be a joint meeting 
with the Affirmative Action Committee to discuss affirmative 
action in general and the changes in definition that have 
occurred. 

President Knapp then reported on the Regents action that 
afternoon on the issue of organization. 

Dean Madson reported that on campus 103 individuals had 
been arrested relating to protests over defense research 
conducted on campus. 

Chair McBay also requested more information about the 
layoffs at the Boston campus and how they impact academic 
and student affairs. 

There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m. 



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Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, August 1, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Trustees ' Lounge 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair McBay; Trustees 
Huguenin and Zervas; Mrs. DeVico, Staff Assistant 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Baker and Huang 

University Administration : Vice President Smith 

UM/Amherst : Provost O'Brien; Dr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Professor Kinney, Faculty Representative, 
Professor Quinley, Dean of Academic Support Services; 
Messrs. Harvey and McCardle, Office of Institutional 
Research and Planning 

UM/Boston : Provost Zompa; Dean Safwat 

UM/Worcester : Deputy Provost Kelly; Dr. Hanshaw, 
Dean/Provost 

Chair McBay convened the meeting at 1:10 p.m. and asked 
for a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss 
Appointments and Awards of Tenure . At 1:11 p.m. it was 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To enter into Executive Session. 

Chair McBay voted for the motion as did Trustees Huguenin 
and Zervas. 

At 1:32 p.m. the Committee came out of Executive Session 
and it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the appointment with tenure of the 
following individuals: 

Dr. Phillip Bricker as Associate Professor of 

Philosophy 
Dr. Neil Immerman as Associate Professor of 

Computer and Information Science 
Dr. Chisato Kitagawa as Professor of Asian 

Languages and Literatures (Doc. T89-066) 



And further, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the award of tenure to the following 
individuals: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst: 

Byung H. Kim as Associate Professor of Mechanical 

Engineering 
Angel G. Loureiro as Associate Professor of 

Spanish and Portuguese 
Rodney Warmick as Associate Professor of Landscape 

Architecture and Regional Planning 

University of Massachusetts at Boston: 

James Fraser as Associate Professor of the 
General Center, College of Public and 
Community Service 

Eugene Gallagher as Associate Professor of 
Environmental Science 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester: 

Roger W. Craig as Associate Professor of Cell 

Biology 
Robert L. Walton as Professor of Surgery 

(Doc. T89-067) 

And, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the transfer of tenure of Professor 
Richard Yarde from the Boston campus to the 
Amherst campus. 

The Committee then considered Graduation Lists from 
Amherst campus. Nineteen candidates for undergraduate 
degrees, 496 for Masters and 118 for Ph.D.'s were presented. 
It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the May, 1989 
graduation lists of the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst subject to the 
completion of all requirements as certified by 
the Recorder of the campus. (Doc. T89-001C) 

" The next item on the agenda was a Change in Nomenclature 
for the ED.D. in Counseling Psychology to the Ph.D. in 
Counseling Psychology at the Amherst campus. Provost 
O'Brien said this change in name more accurately described 



B the nature of the program and has the strong support of the 

faculty senate. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the change in 
nomenclature for the Ed.D. in Counseling 
Psychology to Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at 
the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 
(Doc. T89-065) 

The next item was Further Development of Graduate Studies 
in Environmental Sciences at the Boston campus. Vice 
President Smith said this was a two part recommendation. 
The first involving adding a new track in Environmental 
Biology to the present Ph.D. in the Environmental Sciences 
Program at the Boston campus. The second part involves a 
name change for the existing Masters Degree in Applied 
Marine Ecology to a Masters Degree in Environmental 
Sciences. No additional resources are required as part of 
this recommendation. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 

establishment of a track in Environmental Biology 
in the Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences Program at 
the University of Massachusetts at Boston. 

* And, 

To recommend that the Board approve a change 
in nomenclature for the Masters Degree in Applied 
Marine Ecology to a Masters Degree in 
Environmental Sciences at the University of 
Massachusetts at Boston. (Doc. T81-017, Addendum 

1) 

The Committee then considered a proposal for a Joint 
D.V.M./Ph.D. Program at the Worcester campus. Vice 
President Smith said this represents the culmination of 
planning which has taken place over a number of years 
between the Medical Center and the Tufts School of 
Veterinary Medicine to offer a joint D.V.M./Ph.D. program. 
The program will be a seven year program and it is expected 
that one to two students will be enrolled in the program 
each year. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 

establishment of a joint Doctor of Veterinary 
Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences 
with the Worcester campus and the Tufts 
University School of Veterinary Medicine. (Doc. 
T89-061) 

P) Provost O'Brien then updated the Committee on the status 



of the Reorganization of the School of Education . The 
reorganization will provide a more coherent organization 
while allowing flexibility to accommodate the current 
grouping. General questions about programs and how teachers 
are prepared were raised, and the Committee indicated an 
interest in discussing this further with the Dean of the 
School of Education. 

The next item on the agenda was the Doctoral Program in 
Education at the Boston campus. Vice President Smith 
distributed an updated version of the Boston campus plan for 
Doctoral Programs which included from early on the 
establishment of this program. The campus requested the 
Committee endorse the development of this program. Since 
the Amherst campus is phasing-out two of its Doctoral 
Programs based in Boston: the Boston Secondary Schools 
Project and the Higher Education Program, the Boston campus 
wishes to utilize the strength of these programs and build 
onto them. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED ; To recommend that the Board endorse in principle 
the development of a Doctoral Program in 
Education at the University of Massachusetts at 
Boston as contained in Doc. T89-062. 

The next item for consideration was the establishment of 
the 'Edward R. Budnitz Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at 
the University of Massachusetts at Worcester. It was noted 
that University guidelines set the minimum endowment for the 
establishment of a chair at $750,000. The campus 
recommendation was based on the current endowment reaching 
$500,000. In light of this, the Committee delayed action on 
this item and requested further information as to whether 
commitments have been made to begin using income from the 
fund once it reaches the sum of $500,000. 

The next item, Delay in Implementation of the Joint Task 
Force in Teacher Preparation was withdrawn from the agenda. 

The Committee then thanked Vice President Smith for 
providing information on the Academic Organization in Majors 
at the three campuses. 

As part of the Campus Reports, the Provosts commented on 
the use of student evaluations. Provost Zompa said although 
there is no campus policy or uniform document, departments 
gather student evaluations and consider them in all 
personnel actions. 

Provost O'Brien also indicated that student evaluations 

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are taken seriously, Every course is evaluated, analyzed in 
excruciating detail, and in many cases used in making 
personnel decisions. 

Dean Hanshaw said all departments have students evaluate 
faculty, but not all students complete the forms. The 
campus also takes them seriously uses them in making 
personnel decisions. 

The Committee then heard reports from the campuses on 
Student Retention . Vice Chancellor Madson said the data 
presented from the Amherst campus was in line with national 
data for like institutions. He then introduced Bryan Harvey 
and Alan McCardle from the Office of Institutional Research 
and Planning and Ann Quinley, Dean of Academic Support 
Services. 

The campus gave an overhead presentation on a survey of 
over 8,000 students who entered the University. At the end 
of 10 semesters a little over one-half, 57% graduated; 5% 
were still active, 25% had withdrawn (transferred to another 
school, or left for financial reasons, etc.) 

Dean Quinley spoke of efforts to recruit and retain 
additional numbers of minority students. This fall the 
campus will begin middle school programs in local schools 
trying to work with the Career Planning and Placement Center 
and Admissions Office to show students some of the benefits 
of going to college. 

The campus has a minority recruitment plan that's been 
considerably enhanced by organizing undergraduates to go 
back to their high school . The greatest need is in the area 
of more discretionary financial aid and efforts are underway 
to raise it. 

She also spoke about retention of students and said the 
recommendations of the Tillison report have been 
implemented, particularly the reorganization of the 
departments in student affairs so that admissions and 
academic support, career planning and placement are 
coordinated. Substantial progress has also been made for 
creating cultural centers to serve each of the major 
populations of color and the campus is making plans to 
convert the student union into a more multi-cultural space. 

Provost Zompa said the report before the Committee 
updates the comprehensive study from 1987. He added that 
this year he would be co-chairing along with Vice Chancellor 
Charles Desmond a task force to look at the retention issue 
for students of color at the Boston campus. 



Given the shortness of time, the Committee asked that 
discussion on this item be continued at the next meeting. 

There being no further business before the Committee, the 
meeting adjourned at 3:02 p.m. 

Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, October 3, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Trustees ' Lounge 

2 50 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Chair McBay; Trustees Baker, 
Huang and Zervas; Mrs. DeVico, Staff Assistant 

Trustee Absent : Trustee Huguenin 

Other Trustees : Trustees Nakajima and Rooney 

University Administration : Ms. Nethersole, Director of 
Student Affairs 

UM/ Amherst : Provost O'Brien; Dr. Madson, Vice Chancellor for 
Student Affairs; Professor Quinley, Dean of Academic Support 
Services 

UM/Boston : Provost Zompa 

UM/Worcester : Deputy Provost Kelly 

Institute for Governmental Services : Mr. Eve, Director; Ms. 
Griesmer, Program Administrator 

Chair McBay convened the meeting at 1:10 p.m. It was then 
moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 
President in the appointment with tenure of the 
following individuals: 

Dr. Robert Helgesen as Professor of Entomology 
Dr. Donald Maddox as Professor of French and 
Italian (Doc. T89-085 & Doc. T89-088) 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 
President in the award of tenure to Dr. Easwar Iyer 
as Associate Professor of Marketing. (Doc. T89- 
089) 

The Committee then considered Graduation Lists from the 
Amherst campus. Three-hundred and sixty-two candidates for 
undergraduate degrees and three-hundred forty-five for 



Master's degrees were presented. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the September 
1, 1989 graduation list at the University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst subject to the completion 
of all requirements as certified by the Recorder 
of the Campus. (Doc. T89-001D) 

The next item for consideration was the establishment of 
the Edward R. Budnitz Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at the 
University of Massachusetts at Worcester. This item was held 
over from the August 1st meeting because of the Committee's 
desire to adhere to the University's guidelines which set the 
minimum endowment for the establishment of a chair at $750,000 
rather than $500,000 proposed for this chair. Dr. Kelly 
explained that it would take several more years to raise the 
$750,000 and assured the Committee there would be no 
expenditure of any income from the $3 00,000 already raised 
until the amount reached $500,000. It was then moved, 
seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
establishment of the Edward R. Budnitz Chair in 
Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of 
Massachusetts at Worcester; and, further, to 
approve the appointment of Dr. Joseph Alpert, 
Director of Cardiovascular Division, Department of 
Medicine as the first incumbent. 

Due to the importance of budget issues being discussed at 
the meeting of the Committee on Budget and Financial Affairs 
being held simultaneously to this meeting, Chair McBay asked 
that discussion of the remaining agenda items, Report on the 
Institute for Governmental Services. Retention Issues and 
Campus Reports , be delayed until the next meeting. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 p.m. 

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Barbara F. DeVico 
Staff Assistant 



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x UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Tuesday, December 5, 1989; 1:00 p.m. 

Trustees ' Lounge 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair McBay; Trustees Baker, 
Huang, Nakajima and Zervas; Mrs. DeVico, Staff Assistant 

Committee Member Absent : Trustee Huguenin 

University Administration : Vice President Smith 

UM/Amherst : Provost O'Brien; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative; Vice Chancellor Madson; Professor Quinley, 
Dean of Academic Support Services 

UM/Boston : Provost Zompa; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative; Ms. King; Ms. Moriarity, Director-Elect, 
Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public 
Policy 

UM/Worcester : Deputy Provost Kelly 

Institute for Govermental Services : Mr. Eve, Director, Ms. 
Griesemer, 

Chair McBay convened the meeting at 1:03 p.m. Because 
several members of the Committee had not yet arrived, the 
Committee took up discussion items. 

The first item was the Retention Issue . Vice Chancellor 
Madson spoke to a report prepared by the Office of 
Institutional Research and Planning and the Division of 
Student Affairs which indicated that the Amherst campus had 
an overall 40 percent retention rate. For non-white 
students, particularly Blacks and Hispanics, the rate was 2 9 
percent. Steps the campus is taking to enhance retention 
rates include strong minority recruitment programs which 
involve student volunteers. Cultural centers are also being 
developed so that students feel less isolated. 



Professor Quinley, Dean of Academic Support Services 
spoke of the University's excitment with the Faculty 
Mentoring Program. Fifty freshmen will be paired one on one 
with a faculty member in the student's area of academic 
interest. It will be the faculty member's responsibility to 
keep in touch with each student and monitor his or her 
transition into the University system. 

Provost Zompa spoke of the efforts undertaken at the 
Boston campus to retain students. This year for the first 
time, the campus held an orientation program for incoming 
freshmen which included informal sessions with faculty 
advisors. There was also a six week program for prospective 
students who showed academic potential but did not meet 
normal University admission standards. 

After much discussion, it was agreed that more must be 
done to retain our present and future students. 

The next item dealt with the Maurice Donahue Institute 
for Governmental Services . Dr. Smith introduced Dr. Eve, 
the director, who gave an overview of the Institute and its 
mission. The Institute provides access to resources to 
public and private institutions of higher education, state 
and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and business 
and industry. Chair McBay and the Committee members 
expressed support for the Institute's work and would like to 
see it widely publicized throughout the state. 

The next two items, Award of Tenure — UM/Worcester and 
Graduation Lists — UM/Boston and UM/Worcester, were then 
considered. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board concur with the 

President in the award of tenure to Dr. Thomas 
J. Smith as Professor of Family and Community 
Medicine at the University of Massachusetts 
at Worcester. (Doc. T89-107) 

And further, 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve, the 
December, 1989 graduation lists at the 
University of Massachusetts at Boston and 
Worcester, subject to the completion of all 
requirements as certified by the Recorder of 
the Campus. (Doc. T89-001E) 



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The next item, Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino 
Community Development and Public Policy — UM/Boston has been 
four years in the making. In the FY90 budget, the 
Legislature approved funds for the establishment of this 
Institute which will provide information and research on 
public policy issues concerning Latinos. Mauricio Gaston, 
for whom the Institute was named, was a Latino community 
activist and member of the faculty of CPCS. The discussion 
that followed demonstrated the need for such an Institute 
not only for Massachusetts but the entire New England area . 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 
establishment of the Institute of Latino 
Community Development and Public Policy 
as described in Doc. T89-108; further, to 
name the Institute in memory of Mauricio 
Gaston, a Latino community activist and 
members of the faculty of the College of 
Public and Community Services from 1980- 
1986. 

While waiting for the members of the Committee on Budget 
and Financial Affairs to join this Committee for a joint 
meeting, the Provosts gave their Campus Reports. 

Provost O'Brien reported that the Amherst campus was 
taking the budget cuts very seriously and Deans from each 
College were looking at ways to down-size without 
affecting the quality of education one expects from the 
University. He also spoke of a survey recently taken by the 
untenured faculty at the Amherst campus which was published 
in the December 6th issue of the Chronicle of Higher 
Education . It reported that while faculty members are 
satisfied with the University itself, most are feeling 
extremely threatened by the current budget situation and 
would like some assurance that their jobs are safe. 

Provost Zompa spoke of the problems the budget was 
causing on the Boston campus. He spoke of the need to down- 
size the entire University. There was discussion on the 
importance of having faculty members involved in the 
delicate task of reducing each department and how their 
input was a vital part of the process. 

At 3:00 p.m. members of the Committee on Budget and 
Financial Affairs, President Knapp and the Chancellors 
joined the Committee to discuss the impact of budget 
reductions and fee increases on academic programs. Vice 
President Smith talked about how important it was for both 
committees to communicate with each other when it came to 



issues on academic priorities and how budgetary decisions 
would affect them. 

A point was made by several committee members that they 
were relying on the Administration to provide them with what 
information was needed to be acted on jointly. 

The Committees discussed a change in the current 
committee meeting schedule to allow members from each 
committee to be present at the other committee meetings. 

It was also agreed that the full Board with members of 
the faculty and the Administration look at the entire scope 
of the future of the University and what options were 
available for the future. Important decisions need to be 
made about the affect the budget crisis is having on all 
three campuses and what direction the University is going to 
take should there be more budget cuts. 

Another point strongly emphasized was the need to talk 
about the positive things happening in the University and to 
communicate this to the press and the University community. 

It was decided that there would be a joint meeting of the 
two Committees in early January to begin to review where the 
University is and where it is going and far as the impact 
the budget crisis is having on academic issues. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m. 

Barbara DeVico 
Sltaff Assistant 




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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

250 STUART STREET 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02116 

(617) 482-8400 



May 8, 19 89 



MEMORANDUM TO 



FROM 



SUBJECT 



University Relations and Development Committee 
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Correction to UR&D Minutes of January 4, 1989 



The minutes of the January 4, 1989 meeting of the 
University Relations and Development Committee incorrectly 
state that private support over three years at the Amherst 
campus has risen by 14%; when in fact private support for FY 
'86, FY '87 and FY '88, at the Amherst campus, increased by 
28.6' 



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Deirdre Ling 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee on 

University Relations and Development 

Wednesday, January 4, 1989; 12:00 Noon 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuar t Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee & Committee Staff: Trustee Bowman, Chair; 
Trustees Baker, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Reed, 
and Walker; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary; 
Ms. Warner, Deputy Secretary 

Absent Committee Members : Trustee Knowles, Mahoney, 
and Zervas 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice 
Presidents Lenhardt and Smith; Mr. Cusker, Executive 
Assistant to the President 

UM/Amhe rs t : chancellor Duffey; Professor Kinney, Jr., 
Faculty Representative, Vice Chancellor Ling, 
University Relations and Development, Mr. Raimo, 
Acting Director of Development 

UM/Bos t on : Mr. Fenn, Assistant to the Chancellor 

UM /Worcester : Chancellor Laster, Assistant Vice 
Chancellor Baylis, Ms. Beaulieu, Acting Director of 
Development 

Chair Bowman opened the meeting at 12:05 p.m. and 
welcomed the new members of the Committee. He stated 
that with budget cuts and the percentage of government 
funding declining, the role of development is 
increasing in prominence. 



President Knapp reported 


on University activities 


related to the budget. He expressed encouragement 


that there is some public awareness to the effects of 


the cuts on the University. 


He reported that there is 


an indication that the Governor will, in his 1989 


State of the State address, 


speak about the high 


priority of public higher education and it will be 


reflected in his FY90 budget 


recommendations. in 


preparation for the FY90 bud 


get, he said that the 


University planning council 


is presently compiling 


data on the economic impact 


of the University upon the 


state, and a group of public 


and private faculty are 


doing an analysis of the tax 


revenue situation. it 


has also been suggested that 


a coordinating committee 


of all University faculty, students and alumni be 


formed to speak together on 


budget issues. It was 


suggested that Trustees meet 


ing 



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with legislators, on behalf of the University, would 
be most effective, and a letter campaign with the 
leadership has been discussed. 



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e history of the Amherst development 
y Deirde Ling, Vice Chancellor for 
ns and Development and John Raimo, 
Development. In 1984, the Board 
to the Amherst campus to fund a 
t effort. This funded eight new 
ed hard and software systems for 
umni relations, and converted the 
n frame to the development 
progess made in development they 
ernal support (corporation, 
1, state and contractual) from FY78 
from 13 million to 53 million, 
er three years has risen by 14%. 
ought in 1.5 million in 1985, and 
ncrease each year with the goal for 
t 3.1 million. The Chancellor's 
f $1000 or more), comprised of 

age of thirty three, show a promise 
heir incomes increase. Between 1986 
rom the Chancellor's Council 
0,000 to $460,000 with an increase 
ith an alumni body of 120,000 there 
tial for membership. 



Highlights of 1988 gifts include: 

$225,000 for compilation and preservation of 
the Benjamin Lyman Papers 

$250,000 equipment grant from Digital to the 
School of Education for its MESTEP (Math 
English Science Technology Education Project) 
program 

$135,780 grant from AT&T to the College of 
Engineering for its Minority Engineering Program 

$75,000 grant from Smith-Richardson Foundation 
to the School of Education 

$250,000 commitment from Dr. William A. 
MacConnell for faculty enhancement in Forestry 
and Wildlife 

Expansion of the Chancellor's Executive 
Committee from 24 to 33 members 

$50,000 payment to inaugurate three Barrett 
Professorships 



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Establishment of a peer solicitation network 
using eighty volunteers to broaden the 
Chancellor's Council membership 

Highlights of Fiscal Year 1989 gifts to date 
i ncl ude : 

$1 million grant from Hewlett-Packard for the 
College of Engineering 

$120,000 grant from the Business Fund for 
Canadian Studies in the United States to the 
School of Management 

$100,000 grant from Massachusetts Turf and Lawn 
Grass Council for Landscape Architecture and 
Regional Planning in the College of Food and 
Natural Resources 

Establishment of a program to identify and 
solicit potential gifts of $25,000 or more 
(major gifts) 

Initial grant of $14,370 for the school of 
Management's Minority Management Program from 
the Prudential Foundation 

Initial preparation for Science and Technology 
campai g n 

Negotiations underway with two major donors to 
establish named endowed professorships 

Future development plans will begin with a science 
and Technology campaign, and the Development Office 
will present the goal and budget for the campaign at 
the next meeting. Science and Technology will be 
Phase One of a long term campaign initially seeking 
corporate support, as the university continues to 
cultivate the 313 major prospects. 



The rep 


ort from the Boston 


campus 


was given by Dan 


Fenn , who s 


poke for Chancellor 


Penney , 


in stating that 


a development program is a priority ag 


enda item for 


the Boston 


campus this year. 


He stated that 


Chancellor 


Penney has redeploy 


ed personnel to 


s t r eng t hen 


the external relations area 


, alt hough he 


stated that 


the combined personnel in 


Government 


Relat ions , 


Community Relations 


, Develo 


pment , Alumni 


and Public 


Relations only amount to a 


staff of ten. A 


Public Relations approach and 


st rategy 


, both in terms 


of external 


focus and internal 


coordination, have been 


developed for the Boston campus. The 


campus is in the 


process of 


hiring a consultant 


to ma ke 


suggestions for 



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integration of the departments and he concluded his 
report by saying that chancellor Penney sees a 
development effort as absolutely necessary for the 
growth of the campus. 

Chancellor Laster reported on the development 
effort on the Worcester campus which he said he 
regards as his personal responsibility. As background 
to the alumni profile he explained that the Medical 
School, which is an eighteen year old institution, has 
only one thousand alumni, many still in medical 
training. The oldest is under fifty and graduated 
from medical school fourteen years ago. With three 
years of training upon graduation, these alumni have 
only been practicing for eleven years. Therefore, it 
will take a few years for this alumni base to mature. 

He stated that his strategy will be to attempt to 
get one large, single donor, possibly to fund a new 
auditorium. He will also work toward an additional 
endowed chair and toward developing industrial 
linkages. He reported that the Medical Center is 
recruiting a new Vice Chancellor for University 
Relations, to be in charge of Development, Government 
Liaison, Public Relations and Alumni Relations. 

Chair Bowman announced that at the May 3rd 
meeting, the Committee would review tne final report 
from the Commission on the Future of the University. 
The meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m. 







Margaret D. Warner 
Deputy Secretary to the 
Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee on 

University Relations and Development 

Wednesday, May 4, 1989; 12:00 Noon 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee & Committee Staff: Trustee Bowman, Chair; 
Trustees Baker, DiCara, Foley, Haynes, Reed and Walker; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administrative Secretary; Ms. Warner, Deputy 
Secretary 

Committee Members Absent: Trustees Doherty, Mahoney, and 
Zervas 

University Administration: President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt; Mr. Cusker, Executive Assistant to the President 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Vice Chancellor Ling; Mr. 
Raimo, Director of Development; Dean James John; Professor 
Kinney 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney; Vice Chancellor O'Malley; Mr. 
Fenn, Assistant to the Chancellor 

UM/Worcester : Vice Chancellor Sherman; Assistant Vice 
Chancellor Baylis 

Guest : Mr. Flessner; Bentz, Whaley and Flessner and Richard 
Rooney; student trustee-elect UM/Boston 

Prior to the meeting convening, the Committee viewed a 
video presentation about the polymer science efforts on the 
Amherst campus. 

Trustee Bowman, Chair, called the meeting to order at 
12 :20 p.m. 

The agenda for the meeting was to hear campus 
presentations for development activities over the next 
several years. Trustee Bowman suggested that no action be 
taken on the proposals or requests for funding until the 
overall funding picture for FY '90 was resolved. 

Vice Chancellor Ling said that at the last committee 
meeting, the campus gave an overview of development 
activities over the past five years. She added that out of 
the $585,000 given by the Trustees five years ago, the 
hardware and software system purchased was $200,000. The 



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remaining $385,000 funded eight positions which have now 
been absorbed by the campus, and an additional $33,000 of 
maintenance for the hardware and software system has also 
been absorbed by the campus. 

John Raimo, Director of Development, presented the campus 
proposal for the Science and Engineering Campaign. The 
three components of the Campaign are: Computer and 
Information Science (COINS) , Polymer Science and Engineering 
and Engineering. The funding that has gone into those areas 
in the last five years has included federal funds, and 
corporate support and state support for a total of $24 
million which represents one-half of the total external 
support that comes into the campus. 

The areas that will benefit from this campaign are: 

1. Purchasing and maintaining the latest equipment for 
attracting highest quality researchers and graduate 
students. 

2. Establishing several endowed or named professorships. 

3. Providing funds designated for fellowships and 
financial aid. 

4. Maintaining state of the art facilities, such as the 
proposed Engineering Building 

The proposal, if funded, will also provide three new 
positions: a Campaign Director, a Grants Writer and a 
Director of Development for Natural Science and Mathematics. 

President Knapp commented on the research funding within 
the University over the last decade. During the period 
1982-1986, for industry sponsored research among the top 100 
public and private universities in the nation, the Amherst 
campus had a growth rate which placed it 18th. Taking out 
the private industry group, the campus placed 10th among all 
public institutions in growth rate. Looking at federally 
sponsored research among the top 100 public and private 
institutions reporting, the Medical School placed 1st in 
growth rate. 

Chancellor Penney said in terms of development efforts, 
the campus is in an embryonic state. The previous funding 
received from the Board of Trustees was used to raise funds 
for the Urban Harbors Institute, and the campus is 
anticipating a grant of approximately $750,000 from the 
federal government this spring for this program. Some of 
the funds were also used to get the annual fund started. 



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The current composition of the development office 
includes two positions: An Associate Vice Chancellor for 
Development, recently vacated due to a resignation, which is 
currently being recruited nationally; and a Director of the 
Annual Fund. She added that comparable institutions such as 
Cleveland State has four positions, Florida International 
has nine and is adding two or three a year, and the 
University of St. Louis has five. On a average, an 
institution like the Boston campus with twelve to thirteen 
thousand students in an urban city should have at least six 
professional positions in the development area. 

In spite of the lack of staff, the campus has been moving 
forward. In the public relations area, an internal PR 
committee has been established and the Annual Fund brought 
in $50,000. In the area of grants and contracts, the record 
is better and this is seen as an area of growth. 

The objectives of the campus proposal are to first launch 
a business-like development program by creating precise, 
targeted plan aimed at corporations and foundations, 
coordinate existing and potential School, Institute and 
Departmental non-contract fundraising, expand the market for 
annual fund solicitations, and begin to build major gifts 
and planned giving programs. Secondly, to strengthen 
support for development by a more aggressive, creative 
alumni program, increased visibility for UMass/Boston in the 
local market, and establish closer ties with Greater Boston 
leadership. 

The campus proposal requests funds over a three year 
period totalling $144,000 in FY'90, $132,000 in FY'91, and 
$120,300 in FY'92 and will be used to: 

1. Fund new positions: A Director of Corporations and 
Foundations, similar to the position at the Amherst campus, 
an Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for External Relations 
and clerical support; 

2 . Help launch a much more substantial Annual Fund 
Drive ; 

3. Develop a basic brochure for donor purposes; and 

4. Enable the Alumni Board to get off the ground. 

Trustee Baker urged the Committee to act on the Boston 
campus proposal today to enable the Chancellor to proceed 
with hiring personnel. The Committee delayed its 
recommendation for the budgetary reasons previously 
expressed but supported the Chancellor's moving forward on 
the search for an Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, 









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subject to the availability of funds. 

Vice Chancellor Sherman, reporting for the Worcester 
campus said Dr. Laster was unable to be a the meeting 
since he was meeting with the clinical chairs to discuss 
space allocation for the Ambulatory Care Center to be built 
in FY '90. 

The request from the Medical Center was for $500,000 over 
a three year period and will be used to: 

1. Fund New Positions: An Associate Vice Chancellor for 
Institutional Advancement and a senior development officer. 
Current staffing is one development officer, a data entry 
clerk and a part-time secretary; 

2 . Create a Campaign for Massachusetts Medicine - a 
resource that offers potential donors options for 
philanthropy. Major activities will be coordinated under 
this campaign into a cohesive fundraising effort. Among the 
major activities to be included are: 

Establishment of Chairs in Orthopedics-Sports 
Medicine, Nursing, Trauma, and Psychiatry; 

- Creation of a Chancellor's Circle to assist the 
Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for University Relations and 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement in 
identifying and establishing contacts with prospective 
donors in private, corporate and foundation areas; 

- Institution of a direct mailing/end of the year 
mailing on behalf of the Medical Center and individual 
department projects prioritized by the Chancellor; 

Establishment an Alumni Telethon utilizing faculty, 
alumni, parents and students; 

Establishment of a Parent's Committee to provide a 
system for parental inspired fundraising for projects that 
impact directly upon educational issues and a vehicle for 
reaching out to additional potential prospects; 

Initiate a program for planned and deferred giving 
for faculty and alumni. 

Trustee Bowman then requested that by June 1st the 
Committee be provided with information concerning these 
proposals in a uniform outline and that the Committee meet 
on July 5th for further discussion and to make a 
recommendation to the Budget and Financial Affairs Committee 
on August 1st. 



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Committee, the meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m. 



Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 



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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON 
UNIVERSITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT 

Wednesday, July 5, 1989; 12:00 noon 
2 Custom House Street 
Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Bowman, Trustees 
Baker, DiCara, Foley, Haynes, Reed and Rooney; Mrs. DeVico, 
Staff Assistant 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Doherty, Mahoney and 
Zervas 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt; Mr. Searson, General Counsel; Mr. Trotman, 
Director, UMass Foundation 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Dr. Ling, Vice Chancellor 
for University Relations and Development; Mr. Raimo, Staff 
Associate, Development Office; Professor Kinney, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Mr. O'Malley, Vice Chancellor 
for External Affairs; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Dr. Sherman, Vice Chancellor for University 
Relations and Development; Ms. Baylis, Assistant Vice 
Chancellor of Public Affairs 

Chair Bowman convened the meeting at 12:15 p.m. and 
thanked Trustee DiCara for hosting the meeting at his 
office. 

The agenda for the meeting was to discuss and make a 
recommendation to the Budget and Financial Affairs Committee 
to fund the Campus Development Proposals . Since the 
Committee had previously reviewed the substance of the 
proposals at its May 4th meeting, the focus was primarily on 
the proposed budgets to fund the activities. 

Chancellor Duffey said the Amherst campus request was for 
a Science and Engineering capital campaign. He then 
introduced Vice Chancellor Ling who spoke about the budget. 
She detailed the campus in-kind contributions of staff time 
and other operating expenses. Personnel requested include 
Campaign Director, Proposal Writer and Director of 



Development for Natural Science and Mathematics. The first 
two positions will be phased-out at the end of the campaign. 
The Director of Development will continue and be absorbed by 
the campus after FY1992. 

Chair Bowman said he would like to see a plan for a 
larger University campaign. He expressed his support for 
the Science and Engineering campaign, but said the Committee 
needs to see how this campaign dovetails into an overall 
campaign. 

The Boston campus request was primarily for funds to hire 
a Director of Corporations and Foundations, an Assistant in 
Public/Community Relations and clerical support. Other 
associated expenses included $10,000 to supplement the 
Annual Fund, $15,000 on a one-time basis to develop a basic 
brochure about UM/Boston and $5,000 for other development 
activities. 

Vice Chancellor Sherman said the Worcester campus 
proposal would fund a new Associate Vice Chancellor, a 
Director of Development, a secretary and a Data Entry Clerk. 
In the second year two development officers would be 
required. Other activities to be funded would include: 
establishing a Parents Group, establishing a Chancellor's 
Circle, establishing private sponsorship of programs, and 
initiating a program for planned and deferred giving for 
faculty and friends of UMass Medical Center. 

The total goal of $5 million dollars over a three year 
period would be raised through private philanthropy, 
individual cases, community relationships, alumni and 
parents. 

Trustee Haynes spoke about the FY90 budget situation and 
the implications of hiring individuals at the proposed 
salary levels when individuals are being laid off. Several 
other Trustees expressed similar sentiments. 

President Knapp said that after realistically reviewing 
the proposals he was proposing a reduction of $90,000 in the 
campus amounts requested for FY90 and requesting approval, 
in principal, of $1,250,000 for three years out of Trustee 
Reserve to fund the proposals. 

Trustee Bowman requested the Boston and Worcester campus 
provide before the Budget and Financial Affairs Committee 
meeting, revenue projections for each year. 

It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Committee on Budget and 
Financial Affairs authorize the President to 
expand the following amounts of trustee reservein 



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FY90 for the purpose of implementing the 
development proposals contained in Doc. T89-059.: 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst $220,000 

University of Massachusetts at Boston $150,000 

University of Massachusetts at Worcester $ 130, 000 

$500,000 

And further, 

To, in principal, recommend a total of $1,250,000 
for three years out of trustee reserve to fund 
the development proposals. 

To bring these proposals back to the Committee 
for review each fiscal year. 

There being no further business to come before the 
Committee, the meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m. 



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Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee on 
University Relations and Development 

Tuesday, October 3, 1989 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

2 50 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Committee and Committee Staff: Trustees Bowman, Baker, 
Doherty, Foley, Haynes, Reed, Rooney, and Zervas; Mrs. 
Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Other Trustees: Trustee Kruczek 

University Administration: President Knapp and Vice 
President Lenhardt 

UM/ Amherst: Chancellor Duffey; Vice Chancellor Ling, Mr. 
Raimo; Director of Development, and Professor May 

UM/Boston: Chancellor Penney; Vice Chancellor O'Malley, Mr. 
Brill; Director of Development 

UM/Worcester : Vice Chancellor Sherman, Ms. Beaulieu, 
Director of Development 

Guests: Judge John T. Sweeney, Mr. James Cotter 

Chair Bowman convened the meeting at 11:15 a.m.. He 
reported that development efforts are becoming increasingly 
important as the State's financial crisis becomes worse. He 
added that Bruce Flessner, the consultant helping the 
Amherst campus, has recommended that the University work on 
its overall image in order to have an effective development 
campaign. Trustee Bowman added that there was a need for 
the Committee to meet with experts in this area to help work 
through the issues. 

Trustee Baker asked that the minutes of the July 5th 
Committee meeting be amended. Specifically on page 2, to 
add under expenses for the Boston campus $10,000 as start-up 
money for the Alumni Board. 

The Committee then reviewed the development revenue 
versus the costs for which the campuses had recently 
received funding from the Board of Trustees. At Amherst, if 
the campus raised the $20 million for the Science and 



Technology campaign, the percentage of cost would be five 
cents per dollar resulting in a 20:1 investment. Mr. Raimo 
outlined the timeframe for the capital campaign projects 
noting that the Polymer Science Building and the large 
Engineering Building which are part of the campaign are now 
in jeopardy as a result of getting bonds issued. He 
reported that the consultant has recommended that the 
campaign be approached in a sequential way proceeding with 
Project Athena and the Engineering Research and Student 
Center and avoid making a definitive decision until next 
spring or summer. 

At Boston, the revenue versus cost is equal to twenty 
four to twenty five cents raised to cost. This is in the 
expected range of a start-up operation. Chancellor Penney 
then introduced Al Brill, Director of Development. She said 
that the positions of Director of Corporations and 
Foundations and a secretary are currently being advertised. 
She reported that the campus has received gifts in the 
amount of $2 3 0,000 from the Davis Foundation and another 
$200,000 from the Exxon Foundation, for Children's 
literature and general education. She also reported that at 
a recent fundraiser, with Chancellor's Club Members, six 
pledges of $1,000 each were received. 

Vice Chancellor Sherman introduced Ann Beaulieu, Director 
of Development, who reported that the campus is currently 
ahead of its projected revenue and is projecting a number of 
gifts being received in the next couple of months which will 
increase the figures. 

Chair Bowman said at Worcester, the dollar costs divided 
by the dollar revenue is thirty nine cents on the dollar 
which is high but it appears that the revenue picture will 
exceed what was projected. 

Vice Chancellor Sherman then reported that the campus 
received the first payment on a $700,000 gift ($50,000 every 
other month until the $700,000 is reached) for Exercise 
Physiology. The campus is also anticipating a $200,000 gift 
for AIDS and has just started the ground work for what is 
perceived to be a successful campaign for a Professorship in 
Orthopedic Rehabilitation Medicine (Sports Medicine) . 

He added that the an annual employee sponsored golf 
tournament for the Children's Medical Center recently raised 
in excess of $10,000. 

Chair Bowman then introduced Judge John T. Sweeney, 
President of the Amherst Alumni Association, who spoke about 
a proposed resolution which would transfer interest on the 
principal monies raised from the Alumni Telethon to the 



Alumni Association. He discussed potential legislation 
dealing with Trust Fund Interest monies which would regulate 
their use, the current financial situation of the Alumni 
Association and outlined where the funds would be used. 
Some of the funds would to be used to fund more scholarship 
programs, seed new clubs, and fund new programs related to 
legislative efforts. 

Jim Cotter, Treasurer and Chair of the Alumni Finance 
Committee, answered questions about the financial documents 
supplied to the Committee. 

Trustee Bowman suggested as an alternative to the 
resolution that the Alumni Association present a budget that 
the Board would consider. He also asked how the campus 
would work with this group. In response, Vice Chancellor 
Ling commented that she is extremely impressed at the 
careful planning the Association is doing and commended the 
officers for their leadership. She suggested the 
possibility of the Association charging dues as some other 
institutions do as a possible way of generating revenue. 

Trustee Haynes commented that he was very impressed with 
the Association's commitment to the University, but 
requested the Committee be provided with additional 
information about how the Alumni Association works. 

Vice President Lenhardt outlined two issues which the 
Amherst campus shares. One, the concern over recent 
scrutiny of the Foundation, Alumni Associations and Trustee 
Funds by the State Auditor and pending legislation to have 
the Alumni Associations, even though they are 501C exempt, 
to come under the Board of Regents regulations. 

The Committee suggested the three Alumni Associations 
submit their by-laws and prepare a narrative about how the 
monies are raised, how funds are expended, what funds they 
currently have access to, and what they would like the 
Committee to consider. Judge Sweeney was asked to meet with 
Vice President Lenhardt to discuss the issues prior to the 
next meeting. 

Trustee Rooney then distributed a letter from the Student 
Senate of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University 
of Massachusetts at Boston which urged the Trustees to take 
a more visible, active and aggressive role in the defense of 
Boston against the proposed budget revisions. 



There being no further business to come before the Board, 
the meeting ajdourned at 12:45 p.m. 

Cynthia A. Fontaine 
Administrative Secretary 
to the Board of Trustees 






UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE 
ON UNIVERSITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT 

Tuesday, December 5, 1989; 12:00 noon 

Thirteenth Floor Conference Room 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff : Chair Bowman; Trustees 
Baker, DiCara, Doherty, Foley, Mahoney, Reed, Rooney and 
Zervas; Mrs. Fontaine, Administrative Secretary 

Committee Member Absent : Trustee Haynes 

Other Trustees : Trustees Carlin and Kruczek 

University Administration : President Knapp; Vice President 
Lenhardt; Associate Counsel Bench 

UM/Amherst : Chancellor Duffey; Professor May, Faculty 
Representative; Vice Chancellor Ling 

UM/Boston : Chancellor Penney; Professor Hogarty, Faculty 
Representative 

UM/Worcester : Chancellor Laster; Associate Vice Chancellor 
Baylis; Ms. Beaulieu; Vice Chancellor Sherman 

UMass Foundation : Mr. Trotman, Director 

Trustee Bowman, Chair, called the meeting to order at 
12:05 p.m. He opened the meeting by raising the 
University's positioning concerning the issue of 
Development . He said the Committee heard presentations from 
two firms who gave comprehensive descriptions of the 
programs they envision for the University. 

He added that long-term, the University has to find more 
outside sources of money to preserve its excellence. He 
said the Board has approved substantial allocations from 
Trustee Reserve to all three campuses to begin to build the 
infrastructure for campus based development efforts. 
Additional funds were allocated primarily to provide 
computer assistance to the three campuses to systemize some 
of the fundraising and development efforts. In August, 1989 
one half of the money was voted as part of a $1.2 million 
commitment to provide kick-start efforts at Worcester and 
Boston and at Amherst to get them prepared for their first 
major capital campaign. 

The Committee also invited Bruce Flessner from Bentz, 



Whaley and Flessner to talk about making the development 
effort work. It was his opinion that it would be very 
difficult to raise the money to achieve excellence unless 
the image of the University was improved. 

The action before the Committee was aimed at identifying 
the constituent groups who could provide the needed 
development funds. Chair Bowman stressed that this was not 
a public relations effort, neither of these two groups 
talked about press releases or ways of manipulating public 
opinion. 

President Knapp and the Chancellors agreed that a 
University wide campaign as suggested was needed but 
expressed concern about the timing. 

Professor Ernest May from the Amherst campus indicated 
that although the motivation to support development effort 
is laudable the faculty at the Amherst campus was concerned 
that given the current budget situation this action would 
spark alot of attention. 

After discussion it was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Budget and Financial Affairs 
Committee that the Board take the following 
action: 



WHEREAS : 



The budget for the University of Massachusetts 
has been severely restricted for each of the past 
three years, cutting into the quality of the 
institution while passing more of the financial 
burden to students and their families; and 



WHEREAS : 



The deepening fiscal crisis of the Commonwealth 
portends even more cuts and continued challenges; 
and 



WHEREAS : 



The Trustees have allocated funds to the campuses 
for the expressed purpose of raising funds from 
private sources through increased development 
efforts; and 



WHEREAS : 



In the opinion of development experts, the 
negative image of the Commonwealth and the lack 
of image of the University itself will reduce the 

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effectiveness of those development efforts; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the Trustees allocate an amount not to 
exceed $150,000 from Trustee Reserve to fund an 
effort guided by outside experts to position the 
University, its faculty, and its program in such 
a way as to increase the likelihood that outside 
development efforts will be successful. (Doc. 
T89-116) 

The next item was the Amherst Alumni Association . The 
item before the Committee would be to allocate $75,000 to 
the Amherst Alumni Association. $62,600 was designated to 
improve communication with alumni and $12,400 would fund an 
expanded club program with Massachusetts and key 
metropolitan areas. 

It was the consensus of the Committee that this would be 
a one-time grant, that there would be budget oversight by 
the President's office, and periodic reporting of the 
expenditures to the Committee. Chair Bowman also expressed 
an interest in a dues structure similar to what other public 
universities do to bring in funds. In response, Trustee 
Doherty said this was tried unsuccessfully in establishing 
the Boston Club. It was moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend to the Budget and Financial Affairs 
Committee that the Board authorize an allocation 
of $75,000 from Trustee Reserve to the Amherst 
Alumni Association as a one-time seed grant; 
provided, that prior to the allocation of funds 
the Alumni Association submit to the President a 
budget and that periodic reports reflecting 
expenditures also be submitted. (Doc. T89-117) 

Chancellor Penney reported a gift of $25,000 to the 
Boston campus from an alumnus. 

There being no further business to come before the 
Committee the meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. 

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Administrative Secretary 
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE 
COMMITTEE ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 

Tuesday, October 3, 1989; 12:00 noon 

Trustees ' Lounge 

250 Stuart Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Committee and Committee Staff: Trustee McBay, Acting Chair; 
Trustee Nakajima; Mrs. DeVico, Staff Assistant 

Committee Members Absent : Trustees Huguenin and Mahoney 

University Administration : President Knapp; Mr. Tribble, 
Acting Associate Vice President for Human Resources; Mr. 
Searson, General Counsel; Ms. McCloy, Human Resources 
Specialist; Ms. Rita Nethersole, Director of Student Affairs 

UM/Amherst : Dr. Tillis, Associate Vice Chancellor for 
Affirmative Action 

UM/Worcester: Mr. Wells, Affirmative Action Officer 

Trustee McBay, acting Chair, convened the meeting at 12:07 
p.m. The Affirmative Action Plans for the President's Office 
and the University of Massachusetts at Worcester were the 
first two items discussed. 

Ms. McCloy explained that current recruitment goals for 
the President's Office were hindered due to the financial 
freeze caused by the present budget situation. 

Mr. Wells from the Affirmative Action office at 
UM/Worcester compared the non-faculty workforce between 1987 
and 1988. In 1988, the total non-faculty population grew by 
7.3 percent, including an additional six minorities and one 
hundred and ninety women. For the same period, minorities 
comprised 7.1 percent of the non-faculty workforce, a decrease 
of 0.4 percent. This was due to so few minorities employed 
in health care and medical research. 

In comparing the change in workforce for faculty, there 
was a 7.4 percent increase including a net gain of twenty-one 
minorities and twenty eight women faculty members. 

It was then moved, seconded and 

VOTED : To recommend that the Board approve the 1989-90 
Affirmative Action Plan for the Office of the 
President as contained in Doc. T89-091. 



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V0g££i To r^cojpne.nd that the Board approve the 
lff^«9f ^ff iraiatave Action Plan for the 
University of Massachusetts Medical Center 
as contained in Doc. T89-092/ 

m^ nex% Jjsjg on the agenda was Resolution and Pn i irv 
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fi£HM9$* Sears^ explained the baais for the 
dig& ion bs|w^n the ^op^sed policy and resolution and 
; •ym$**#* -m, .^'potent j$$ l&$al problems in the Regent- 



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swther, aiscwfio^ it wa# then moved, seconded and 



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mUB: 3* r$eo®ffiend that the Board of: Trustees affirms 
its commitment to maintaining an academic 
environment which fosters plural-ism, mutual 
respect, appreciation of divergent views and 
awareness of the importance of individuals rights. 
To this end, we reassert the importance of civility 
and the valuable contribution that diversity in 
race, ethnicity, religion and culture brings to the 
University community, and therefore we stroswlv 
encourage and support racial, ethnic, cultural and 
religious pluralism. 

And further, 

VOTgDs To recommend that the Board of Trustees denounces 
ethiu©, Sli^^rai, religious or racial intolerance 
which interferes with those rights guaranteed by- 
law, and insists that sucn conduct feais- no place in 
a community of learning. We also recognize the 
obligation of the University to protect the rights 
of iree inquiry and expression, and nothing in the 
Resolution m Support of Pluralism or Policy 
Against Intolerance shall be construed or applied 
so as to abridge the -exercise of rights under the 
Constitution of the United States and other Federal 
ana State Laws. 

a+ ?o?ff being m turth ^ business, the Committee adfourned 
<**» i<» « s»* p . m . ,. 

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Barbara DeVico 
Staff Assistant